Children today are adults tomorrow and leaders in the industry and business world. In order to manage the commerce and country, they should be of robust mind and body. Although it is seen frequently that kids nowadays are glued to technological equipment rather than stepping outside. If your children are also so-inclined, it is your responsibility to take steps to change it.
Activities at School
Schools will always have times dedicated to physical education and outdoor activities. Make sure your children take part in them. Apart from keeping their physical health, they can learn important lessons such as value of team work, and accepting both winning and losing alike. If your son or daughter is not in to team games, get them to participate in individual sports. They can choose from swimming, track and field, gymnastics and much more. Extend your support not only by dropping them at the pool, but also activities like taking them to the mall to flexi roll crash mat. This will make them aware that you believe in their physical prowess even if they are not particularly good at sports. Setting an example is also important. Remember your fitness also matters for a healthy and happy life for yourself and your family. If as parents you eat junk food most of the time, and do not engage in a sport or exercise, then it is a lost cause trying to get only your kids to be healthy.
Show you care (to a limit)
Parents sometimes make the error of “caring too much”. Even though they engage in a competitive sport, it does not have to be won every time your child participates in a championship. Instead you can show your love by visiting as a spectator for the games, making sure they have all supported items of the sports gear, for e.g. electric pump for air tracks if they are in to gymnastics. Sports will teach many a valuable lessons to your kids, including, but not limited to, being organized, not to engage in cheating and lose with dignity. From the little ages children should be directed to understand the worth as well as the dire need of physical fitness. Too many adults and parents are used to taking remedial actions after something happens, not having taken steps to preventing it. Keeping fit should be a lifestyle rather than a forced step taken in the fear of obesity or being cornered in school. Parents and teachers alike have a great obligation to convey the message to the next generation. Even as we speak technology specific sicknesses are taking over the world. Even though scientists will continue to seek cures for them, there might not be treatments for some of them; or some may not able to be completely cured. So keeping in mind that prevention is better than cure, is important.