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8 Best Exercises for Kids

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The world we live in itself lives on the extremes. The place we have crowned as our habitat indeed is a confused place.  On one hand the rampant need to keep oneself fit often clashes with the other hand which is obesity. When it comes to child or children a recent study revealed the fast growth of obese children due to the proper unhealthy food.

Exercise for kids

The constant chain of fast food centers is not helping at all. On the contrary this world has become a fitness freak. With everyone trying to look their best fitness craze is taking over the world. However, the child obesity is not a matter of joke as it keep proliferating every season, double than the earlier. This in turn might be the reason for a innumerable number of disease. Keeping all in mind, here are some of the exercises a child should be aware of if he intends to keep his obesity in check.

1. Yoga:

yoga for children

You don’t have to give up your love for McDonalds as long as you get your daily dose of yoga on time. yoga an ancient art of shedding pounds is a sure shot method to a perfect childhood. Every morning after a good night’s sleep, spread out your mat and spend an hour simply meditating and throw some skilful yoga moves in it. Yoga is practiced worldwide and has been a proven method for almost all ages.

There are even DVDs and shows dedicated to yoga which might help you expand your knowledge. The best part is one might not immediately shade a bucket full of pounds but yoga definitely helps you keep your body healthy and fit so that you don’t miss out on the joys of childhood.

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2. Plank:

plank

Here is another exercise for the kids who are keen on staying fit and lean. Along with the abs and belly fat it also works to make your limbs stronger than ever. It starts with you lying on your front. Prop yourself up with your elbows or palms and straighten your body. Keeping the spine straight lift your body up and rest in on your toes so that a straight diagonal is achieved. Now suck in your stomach tight and hold that position for a while. With the due course of doing this you will notice how much stronger you’ve gotten since the first time you tried this.

3. Jumping Jacks:

Jumping jacks

This is one of the best warm up exercises of all times. Even though it may come off as simple and easy, the benefits one can avail from this is always been underrated. Even though it will not actually help you fight your fat, it can definitely help you take a baby step towards that path. Start by standing straight with your feet together aligned and spine straight, hands on either side. Now jump and as you do lift both your hand up above your head and both expand both your feet simultaneously.

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4. Jumping Rope:

Jumping rope

Being a kid you are at your fittest moment and the best thing to spice up your work out session is the jumping rope which is a classic fun exercise not only for the kids but also for the older section. This is a great way to bust fat cells and remove them from the body. One needs a jumping rope and some great stamina. Start by holding both the edges of the rope and as you flick it up and above your head, jump just in time for the rope to cross you underneath.

5. Squats:

Squats

To deal with a huge buttock problem the best exercise is to do squats. The benefits of a proper squat is, the first thing it will do is take care of your spare tires and then shape and tone up your lower body muscles. Start by standing erect and then pretend there’s an imaginary chair and bend halfway. Keep the spine straight and hold the position as ability and release then. The stinging feeling in your lower body muscles eases with practice.

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6. Toe Touch:

Toe touch

Toe touch exercises vary in different positions and all of them important and worthwhile. The basic starts with standing straight with a erect spine and straight legs. Now slowly bend down while your lower body still maintains the stance and try to touch your feet without bending the legs. Once that is over you may spread the legs wide apart and using the opposite hand try touching the toe. Then there are toe crunches where you lie on your back and lifting your entire lower limbs up in the air reach out for the toes with your hands. This is a figure correctional technique which will take care of your fat immediately.

7. Twists:

Twists

Twist is another exercise where the kid stands straight and keeping the lower body still twists the waist in a whirling motion along with the hands. This is a good cure for body flexibility reducing probabilities of muscles stiffening and sudden spasms.

8. Old School:

Old school

The best exercise is to go old school. Buying them a by cycle so that they can ride to school and back, or a good job in the early morning hours can be beneficial to the child. Also due to their packed schedules very often the child gets locked up in their houses. Letting them loose, allotting a fixed time for their outdoor games such as soccer and cricket can also be a key to a happier and healthier child.

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