Are you hoping to get fitter and lose some of your Christmas weight in January? If so, it’s a good idea to get the kids involved with you. Your kids will definitely be eating way too much chocolate and turkey over the next couple of weeks, and all that overindulging could lead to them gaining a couple of extra pounds. No worry, though; if you are all active throughout the start of 2018, you should all be able to lead a fitter and healthier year.
Do you usually find it hard to drag the kids away from the TV and computer screens? If so, one of these super fun activities might be able to coax them away.
I’m sure you can think of lots of great ideas for a few different local family days out but have you ever thought about taking the gang to a trampoline park? Kids of all ages will have so much fun, and it’s a great way to get them exercising without them even realising it. Most trampoline parks offer lessons for those who really want to develop their skills, but there are also plenty of sessions for those who just want to have a bounce around!
If your kids love bathtime, it’s really worth taking them to the local swimming pool for some of the sessions. Don’t worry if they can’t swim yet as the majority of pools offer children’s swimming lessons. It’s really important that you take your young children for lessons actually as it is a really important life-saving skill. Once they can swim, you can take them to the open pool sessions where they can have a splash around and enjoy being in the water!
Roller derby is a relatively modern sport that is a bit like rugby on roller skates. More often than not, roller derby is for adult women but there are now more and more teams offering kids the chance to have a go. It may look slightly dangerous, but with the right training and skating lessons, it can be a really fun team sport for young ones to get involved with. Kids will have to take part in a skating course before they join a team so that they are safe when out on the pitch!
Walking The Dog
If you’ve got a dog, then it could be worth getting the kids to walk the dog. Even though this isn’t exactly the most strenuous exercise that they could do, it will still get their heart rate up and is a great way to burn calories. Kids will love being out with their pet pooch. It’s also worth taking a ball with you so you can play catch with the dog while you are out.
So, once the new year is here, you might want to think about getting the kids involved with one of the above activities. And then you’ll never be able to tell that you all overindulged slightly during the festive period!