Keep your child active

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Every year at a younger and younger age, children own electronics or even smart phones that are able to download games and applications to entertain them. Children no longer have any obligation to go anywhere for anything as they can do practically anything they want via the Internet.

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<ul><li> 1. Keep Your Child Active When you were a kid, you may have found it a much easier job to get out of the house and do something fun with your life every day. You may have enjoyed bike riding or hiking around your local neighborhood. Books and the occasional television program may have been a slight distraction, but nothing compared to todays youth. Every year at a younger and younger age, children own electronics or even smart phones that are able to download games and applications to entertain them. Children no longer have any obligation to go anywhere for anything as they can do practically anything they want via the Internet. As they have lost the motivation to get up and go, they have also started to lose interest. As it may be difficult for you to relate to their childhood, here are a few tips and tricks to be able to keep your children active and healthy before they even have time to realize it.Organized Sports The easiest way to get your kids out of the house is to sign them up for organized sports. Everyone is interested in different things. This may mean baseball or it may mean ballet, but either way it is a great way for your children to find something that they love, that they are talented at, and that can keep them in good health. Conveniently, organized sports and clubs are also a great way for your children to make new friends. This provides more opportunities for your kids to stop watching television and to start playing games. Encourage them to embrace the seasons by swimming with friends in the summer and skiing in the winter.Lead by Example The best way to teach your child how to have fun by not just playing video games or watching mindless television is to lead by example. Even if you are not a professional baseball player, playing a game of catch with your son can make a huge difference in his life. He sees that you arent wasting time inside watching television at all hours of the day and he will strive to do the same. Daughters are 5.5 times less likely than sons to follow their parents examples when it comes to watching television, but if they see their parents doing it, there is still a tendency to want to do it. Girls can participate in sports and activities just as well as boys can, so encourage those interests while they</li></ul> <p> 2. are still young.Bouncy Houses For special events and activities, consider renting an inflatable bounce house in Utah. Not only are they safer than trampolines as they provide cushioning to fall on, but they are also clean. Children and adults alike love to use them and the bouncy houses keep you working out while still having a great time with family and friends. Dont reward your children with food, healthy or otherwise, when they have won something. Reward them with something fun that will continue to keep them active such as an inflatable rental house in Utah. Photo Credit: Fabiana, Frank Vervial</p>

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