By Dhmhtrhs Papadopoulos
It’s one thing to keep yourself fit – but keeping others in good shape is an entirely different kettle of fish. You already know the ins and outs of your body quite literally like the back of your hand. You know what you like to eat, what quantity of food will lead you to put on weight, and how much exercise you need to keep yourself energised.
But everybody and everybody is different. Some are fat and need to control their diets, others are too thin and need to bulk up if they want to reach their fullest fitness potential. And the vast majority of us barely know how to look after our own bodies.
Evidence of this is the sheer number of people who shovel food down their gullets without consideration for the long-term damage they’re doing to their body. And training kids to stay fit is an even more mammoth task.
Think of the number or kids who’ll avoid broccoli and love nothing more than sitting in front of the telly all day.
And trying to motivate a lazy child is like getting blood from a stone. Give them too much leeway and they’ll plop back down on the settee and gain more weight than Johnny Vegas on a burger binge.
So you’ll have to come up with a few tricks to keep your kids feeling fit and healthy. That’s why we’ve come up with a few tips to help you out. Take a look.
Get a course
Training your kids up doesn’t require military style strictness, but it does require communication skills and applied knowledge to get the most from your little sprogs.
Personal training courses are available online and can give you the information you need to train kids and adults alike, and make sure they stay healthy. Choose the right one and you’ll enjoy nutritional information, in-depth exercise regimes and motivation techniques to get your kids off the sofa and fighting fit.
Study for long enough and you could even graduate to a professional level.
Use the carrot
Kids are, let’s face it, selfish little blighters. They need to know that they’ll receive some kind of benefit from their actions, some kind of reward. It’s the reason why you struggle to get your child to eat their greens without coercion. They don’t see the benefit.
So put a carrot on that exercising stick to keep your kids healthy. Promise them something they’ll enjoy if they do some exercise, like getting an hour of iPad time after going running.
Above all, make exercising fun. Without a sense of joy in your routines, your kids will become the type of person who doesn’t understand what goodness their body needs.