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Easy Tips to Get Your Kids Moving

By Donna Stark

Is it a battle to get your kids out of the house and moving? Do they grumble and groan every time you mention the word "exercise?" There are a lot of people who turn their noses to physical activity because it often sounds like a chore, but that doesn't have to be the case when it comes to your family. Exercise can be fun, and with the following suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic, it may even be something your children start to look forward to!

Disguise Playtime

Kids love to play, but more than that, they love to move, even if they don't want to admit it. You can easily incorporate more exercise into their days by asking them to join you for some fun. Take them to the park and play tag or a game of basketball, head on over to the local pool, or design some challenging obstacle courses to race through. They will have so much fun with these types of activities they won't even realize how much of a workout they are getting!

Try New Things

Have you ever taken your children to a rock-climbing facility? How about an indoor trampoline center? If you want to get them excited about exercise, you may want to introduce them to something new. Ask your friends or relatives what they do to keep things fresh and start making some plans!

Include the Entire Family

Maybe the thought of doing something alone is what bothers your children? If that's the case, get the entire family involved! Family bike rides, hikes, and games of catch are not only a way to get everyone moving, but also a way to strengthen your bonds. Toss some ideas in a hat and let your children pick a new adventure to do each week.

Plan an Active Vacation

Sure, sitting by the hotel pool or on the beach may sound like a treat, but it certainly isn't encouraging any physical activity for anyone, is it? So, maybe instead of relaxing in that way every day, you plan for some action. Explore your destination and try new things by asking the locals for their very best suggestions on what to do. Who knows? You may end up liking active vacations even more than your relaxing ones!

Better Health With Daily Exercise

If you want to do something that will improve your children's overall health and wellness, help them find the joy in exercising. It will literally transform their entire lives and help them maintain optimal health and wellness!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avondale, Ariz.

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