Skip to main content

How to include your kids in your workout routine








Mother and daughter doing exercise in bed



Having a family is bliss, but there are so many other things in the life of a parent that gets ignored after they have children. It is a fact that moms tend to put their needs last. They will move mountains for their little ones, but once it's time to do something for themselves, they might be too tired. Many dads feel the same way also. But, that's not the best way to treat their body and mind, so let's help by showing them that they can have it all. Today, let's talk about how you can include your kids in your workout routine.


Do your workouts at home with kids


Gym memberships can be really pricey, and some parents feel guilty for wasting money on expensive workouts. Trading your gym routine for home training sessions is one of the money-saving tips to get you through the pandemic too. Of course, nothing can really replace the professional equipment you have at your gym, but your home can be a suitable replacement for the time being. If your kids can count, they can be great helpers when you do squats, sit-ups, push-ups, or any other exercise. And, if they are just getting familiar with numbers, you can count along.






Cycling together can be a great way to include your kids in your workout routine



There are many ideas for shaping up at home. For instance, if you have stairs inside your house, you can be running up and down with your little ones. Indeed, they will love it. Some babies love being put to sleep in their parent's arms. Rocking the baby can be replaced by carrying him/her up and down the stairs. Just be careful not to hurt yourself or the baby while doing this.


It has to be a game


Most children love competing. If you are a WFH mom, you know that you need to keep your kids busy at all times so that you can have some time for your activities. Why not organize a race and see who deserves to win. If you have more than one child, they probably compete in various fields every day, but if you only have one kid, then you will have to be the one to set the rules and start the race.


Even walks can be a way to include your kids in your workout routine


Spending as much time as possible outside is beneficial both for you and your children. The good news is that you can turn your walks into a workout routine. If you have a baby, you can take him/her out in any type of carrier that you use regularly. Instead of strolling, try to speed up and turn this walk into cardio. Your body will appreciate it.

On the other hand, if you have a toddler, you are probably used to running after them when you go outside. With them, you can play "Catch me if you can." Don't forget to swap the roles.






Racing is one of their favorite activities anyway



Outdoor activities can be great for your physical and mental health. Parents are so busy nowadays, and many of them spend entire days at the office. Going out for a walk, run, or a bicycle ride with your children can be an excellent way for millennial moms to improve their health.


Play some music and encourage your kids to dance to it


Aerobic is fun, and kids might like it. Actually, this is one of the activities they might respond the best to. If you think your kids will not like the idea of dancing and doing whatever to your music, then you should try something new. How about you dance to their favorite songs? Your kids will be thrilled, and they will have no choice but to join you in this activity.


Some game ideas


Here are some of the activities that will keep your kids entertained and make you sweat at the same time.


  • Touch the sky - you and your child should be sitting in a squat or frog position and then jump up with your arms reaching towards the sky.
  • Long jumps - since kids love jumping, this can be a great way to include your kids in your workout routine. Long hikes can partially replace squats, just make sure that you do them on the soft surface so that neither of you gets hurt.
  • High-fives combined with push-ups - This is an excellent exercise for you, and your kid will probably like it too. You should do push-ups and give your child high-fives in between reps.
  • One leg balancing - this exercise can be rather exhausting even if it doesn't seem so. You should try to keep your balance standing on one leg only while your child is pushing you to lose it.
  • Hot lava - for this activity, you will have to prepare some sort of an obstacle course. Your floor is lava and mustn't be touched. You can only move by jumping from one piece of furniture to another. Once your kids try this game, they will not be able to stop playing.




Use your children as weights during your work-outs


There are dozens of exercises you can do with your child as a weight in your improvised gym at home. The most important thing, though, is for your child to be safe at all times. So, whenever you are insecure about a specific move, don't do it. Here are some ideas we have learned about from personal trainers working for dubaipt.com:


  • you can do push-ups with your toddler sitting on your back;
  • try doing squats with an infant on your shoulders - hold their legs just in case;
  • you can do lunges - the position your child is in is the same as in the previous exercise;
  • Bear crawl - crawl around your house like a bear while holding your cub on your back - kids will love this one!




Don't forget to stretch once the workout is done.


Stretching after exercising is right for your muscles, and it is an excellent way to calm your kids after running around and working out with you.






Stretching can be fun



They will get the hang of it quickly, and they might find this activity rather interesting. Including your kids in your workout routine can be fun, try it out!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good.  Don’t knock the simplicity this dish is sweet and salty and savoury all in one. The best Bandera Bread you can make is at home in your own oven, it costs Pennie’s on the dollar making it a frugal craving fixer that anyone can create!   Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour 1 pinch of salt  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar and pinch of salt in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp

I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!