Summer vacations are just about to end. As they draw to a closure, we are sure your mommy brain is also exhausted of ideas to keep them busy. So today on the blog we present to you some indoor exercises which your child can easily practice at home.
This will not only help in keeping them busy for a bit but also great for their overall health. It acts as great boredom buster and helps children in the group to work and play together.
Indoor exercises are particularly useful if due to the weather conditions, children are not able to go out. Kids are always bustling with energy, and that is whereas mindful parents it is important to channelize that energy.
The main advantage of having indoor play and exercise is that the child gets to exercise without having anyone to supervise her. Parents are always on the lookout for their children whenever they go for outdoor play or exercises. It is because of the fact that safety is the number one priority for them.
As parents, we all are aware of the numerous benefits of physical activity in a child’s daily routine. Exercise is just one of the ways by which we can get our kids moving, which at the same time will keep them entertained as well. Point in case, we don’t have a very huge open area at home, so I try doing yoga with my little one whenever I get time.
Some of the advantages of exercises are as given below:
1. Increases alertness levels- A decent exercise can lead to an increase in the happy hormone- Endorphin. Certain endorphins are really good for cognition, which in turn fuels creativity and inspiration.
2.Acts as a great buster for Mood Swings– Yes, you heard it right! We all know that children as young as toddlers suffer from bouts of mood swings in an entire day. What better way to drive those nasty mood swings by doing some indoor exercises.
3. Boosts Self Esteem- Having a child with a healthy level of self-esteem goes a great way in a positive development and growth. A daily round of exercise can boost your self-esteem by giving that feeling of accomplishment and achieving something.
Having described the numerous benefits of exercise, we present some simple indoor exercises for kids:
1.SKIPPING OR JUMP A ROPE
The best part about this indoor exercise is both the parent and the child can do this independently. By independently we mean, that the child would be busy in her exercise and at the same time you can also amp up your fitness levels. Continous jumping can create a certain sort of imbalance. It is then the job of the brain and neural muscles to take care of the proper balancing of the body. Thus apart from the regular muscles of the body, the brain is also actively working while your child is jumping the rope.
There are as many as n number of ways to jump a rope. Thus it also helps in honing creativity levels of your child.
Jumping jacks is one of the best ways to keep the bustling balls of energy entertained and occupied throughout the day. Not to miss, they are absolutely fun and playful at the same time. Again here there are multiple variations such as star jumps which are a structured physical activity for preschoolers and helps in the development of cardiovascular fitness involving leg and arm movements.
Lunges are a great way of improving balance and strengthening the legs. You can try on the spot lunges with your kids or go to the next level with hop lunges which are again super fun.
4. TREE POSE YOGA
Not all yoga poses might be a hit with children, all because it requires a certain level of calmness which is difficult to attain with them. But with the Tree-Yoga pose your child will not only enjoy the daily exercise time but the yoga would also help in strengthening muscles of the arms and legs.
5. A COMBINATION OF VARIOUS WARM-UP EXERCISES
A combo of the most popular warm-up exercises is a great way to start that daily exercise routine with your kids. A warm-up is extremely crucial as it prepares the body for the exercises. Include a healthy mix of neck warm-ups, warm- up shoulders, warm up hips. All of these are pretty simple and is great for kids of all ages- in fact even teenagers and adults.
So, mommies and daddies, exercises is indeed a great way to keep those energy levels contained. In the long run, it will help in strengthening of bones and muscles and might just prevent certain life-threatening diseases as well.