Published On: Aug 23 2013 03:28:43 PM EDTUpdated On: Sep 17 2013 10:13:53 AM EDT
For kids, burning calories doesn’t always have to seem like a rigorous workout. In fact, there are fun ways for kids to burn calories. Check out these 10 kid friendly exercises.
Play at the park: Swinging, running around and climbing on the jungle gym are all ways kids can burn calories while still having fun.
Ride a bike: Going on a bike ride around the neighborhood can help kids burn calories while still having fun.
Play tag or other yard games: Chasing their friends around the yard is a great and fun way for kids to burn calories.
Play sports: Getting involved in a sport – either an individual sport like swimming or gymnastics, or a team sport like soccer or basketball – helps kids burn calories while having fun and spending time with their peers.
Hula hoop: What’s more fun than hula hooping? This activity also allows kids to burn calories.
Yoga: Doing simple yoga poses is a great way for kids – and even entire families – to burn calories.
Chair squats: Teens can build leg muscles by doing reps of squats.
Sit-ups: Sit-ups are a great way for kids to improve their ab muscles.
Plank: For teens, doing the plank is a great exercise to strengthen their core.
Push-ups: Push-ups are a great exercise for building arm strength and working the core.