What is worse than being an overweight adult? Being an overweight child.
Kids of today just aren’t as interested in going to a field and just literally playing, I think many have actually forgotten what it is like to play. This play used to incorporate a lot of running around, climbing a tree, playing hide and seek,British bulldog,tag and so on.Children need to be inspired, and we as parents,carers, guardians and leaders can certainly do that, after all we need to find a way to make an everlasting impact on the kids of today about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Pick a fun active game you used to play when you were in school and get the whole family involved Believe me,you will have a giggle doing it and your family bond will begin to grow even stronger than it is now. Precious family fun time that will leave a long lasting happy memory.
Here’s one game that the kids I teach absolutely love, “What’s the time Mr Wolf”, a simple game that ends with them all being chased by the instructor or adult, this is how you play.
The children gather on one side of the space, and the adult (Mr Wolf) stands on the other side. At Mr Wolf’s signal, the players ask “What’s the time Mr Wolf”, Mr Wolf responds with“its 4’o clock, hop like a bunny”, everyone hops like a bunny. The question isrepeated,and you can substitute different moves each time (skip, walk backwards,crawl) until the players draw near Mr Wolf. The last answer given is “its dinner time”,to which Mr Wolf chases after all the kids until they are back to where they started.
This game is suitable for children of 2-5yrs old, they really do love being chased, and parents, carers and guardians can easily perform this game, running is an option some people can walk fast for a low impact approach.
Now here are a few facts, that I am sure will shock you as much as it did me. Research has shown that rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents were far lower during the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the turbulent 1960s and early ‘70s than they are today. The changes seem to have much more to do with the way young people view the world than with the way the world actually is. It is so sad to find out that children are more depressed nowadays than they have ever been and I am convinced that this has a lot to do with the decline in physical activity within children. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the best tip we can give our children in life is to be as physically active as possible, it releases endorphins, centres and calms the mind and gives you the all over feeling of accomplishment and even happiness at times when you need it the most.
I would like to share with you a little something I wrote when I came to create Coyote Kids Fit Club.
Rebecca will be running some free pop up fit club sessions for kids in Andover on the following dates
26th July 2018 East Anton, 10-1030am 2-4 yrs, 1045-1115am 4-6 yrs, 1130-12pm 7-10yrs
2nd August 2018 Charlton Lakes 10-1030am 2-4 yrs, 1045-1115am 4-6 yrs, 1130-12pm 7-10yrs
2nd August 2018 Watermills Park 2pm-2.30pm 2-4yrs, 2.45pm-3.15pm 4-6 yrs, 3.30pm-4pm 7-10 yrs
People will need to book in advance via her facebook page or email.