Due to the emergence of coronavirus and the recommendation of social distancing to slow its spread, going to the gym or participating in team sports is not currently a feasible way to stay fit. However, that doesn’t mean that your fitness needs to dwindle during these challenging times—and neither does your children’s. There are still plenty of ways to stay active from the safety of your home until you can return to your normal routine. Try some of these home exercises to do with your kids.
In these stressful times, doing some yoga is a great way for you and your children to relax while getting some exercise. In addition to relieving stress, there are many benefits to doing yoga with your kids, such as improved coordination, balance, concentration, and flexibility.
Yoga is a great home exercise because you don’t need any special equipment. Simply lay out a couple of yoga mats or towels and do some calming poses and stretches with your children.
Jumping rope is a great aerobic exercise that is sure to get everybody’s heart rates up. Plus, it’s completely portable and can be done almost anywhere. Jumping rope is beneficial for improving coordination, bone density, cardiovascular health, and burning some serious calories.
To make the exercise more fun for you and your little ones, try teaching your kids some more challenging jump-roping tricks. For example, you could teach them how to crisscross jump rope, straddle cross jump rope, or even Double Dutch.
If you have a limited amount of time to get in an exercise, consider doing 5-minute abs. While you won’t literally get abs in five minutes by doing it, this exercise is a great way to strengthen your core. Plus, you can easily customize it to fit both your fitness level and your children’s. All you have to do is choose five different abdominal exercises and do each of them for one minute. Such exercises may include crunches, bicycle crunches, planks, superman, or V-ups.
By strengthening your core with 5-minute abs, you can also improve your posture, reduce back pain, and increase stability.