Super fun exercises that you can do with your kids!
Just because you have kids doesn't mean that you can't look good! Try out these fun exercises with your family to stay fit, healthy, and looking good!
Did you know that exercise contributes a lot to your health? It actually does a lot more to keep you and your family fit and healthy compared to just changing the food you eat.
So if you want your family to stay strong and healthy, why not try these exercises that are super easy to do, but are also fun for you and your kids!
Now, don't be intimidated by squats! Squats are pretty easy, and it helps keep your core strong. When doing squats, make sure to place your feet about a shoulder's width apart, and then bend your knees as if you're sitting down. Make sure to do it slowly, put your arms out, and your knees should not extend past your toes.
No, planking isn't the trend that went viral on social media a few years back. Planking is basically placing your elbows on the floor, and then raising the tips of your toes to slowly support your body. For younger kids, this might be difficult, so it's okay if they can't hold it for a long time.
Holding it for 30 seconds at a time should be your goal.
Crunches are similar to sit-ups, just that you don't go all the way from the floor to the knee. These can also be called curl-ups sometimes.
Everyone knows how to do push-ups! The key here would be to keep your back straight, and keep your ab muscles tight, and use your arms to move your body up and down.
If you or your kids are having a hard time doing push ups, you can bend your knees instead of keeping them straight, so it's easier to do.
Lunges are also an easy exercise to do. You just have to take a long step, touch your back knee to the floor, and make sure that your front knee doesn't extend past your toes.
6. Side leg raises
Side leg raises are as simple as just simply raising your legs sideways! Make sure to keep your legs straight when doing side leg raises, and make sure to keep it fun with your kids!
V-ups are basically sit-ups, but in the shape of a V. You just need to lie back, extend your arms above your head on the floor, and then lift your legs and raise your hands and your torso to make a V shape.
8. Butterfly kicks
In order to do butterfly kicks, just lie down on your back, raise your legs slightly, and then kick them as fast as you can. The key here would be to keep your abs tight while doing the exercise so that you and your kids can strengthen your core.
9. Mountain climbers
To do mountain climbers, you start by going to the push-up position, and then slowly crawl your foot forwards until it's right under your armpit. Then, you do it with your other leg. This helps strengthen your arms, legs, as well as your core.
Burpees are fun, but they're pretty hard to do, and a bit more complicated. You first start by doing a squat, then place your hands on the ground, kick your legs back, do a push-up, put your legs back underneath you, and then jump up off the floor.
Congratulations! You've just completed one burpee.
As always, when doing any form of exercise, you should do some warm-up exercises first, so that you can avoid any injuries. It's also important to do cool down exercises, so that your body can slowly get back to it's normal state.
Be sure to check out theAsianparent Community for more insightful stories, questions, and answers from parents and experts alike. If you have any insights, questions or comments regarding the topic, please share them in our Comment box below. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ to stay up-to-date on the latest from theAsianparent.com Philippines!