Keep Your Kids Healthy with Fitness Games

September 30, 2015 by  
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We live in an age in which it’s getting harder for kids to actually get outside and move around. Our own parents probably told us of summers spent riding bikes through forest trails, climbing trees, playing football in the park, or sometimes just wandering out into the fields and not returning until the fireflies were out. Nowadays, kids have two major obstacles to their fitness in play.

First is the prolific abundance of electronic entertainment, such as TV, video games and cell phones that make going outside for entertainment unnecessary. Kids are more inclined to stay indoors, with the outside being regarded as a strange, barbaric land with awful Wi-Fi. Second is that parents today are a lot more cautious with their children than they used to be. The idea of their children hurting themselves outside, away from home, makes them reluctant to head too far away from the house. As such, kids have less opportunity to run about.

So how can a parent today keep their kids healthy? With fitness games, of course.

Keeping Kids Kinetic

Apologies for the awkward subtitle, but we wanted to keep the alliteration. Anyhow, there are a number of ways you can ensure your children are getting the exercise they need to keep healthy and develop strong, active bodies. The first port of call is their school, of course. Enrolling a child into a sporting club is a great way to get them on their feet more and off the couch. Even that, however, will not be able to keep your kids’ fitness to suitable levels. Fortunately, there are ways to get kids energized at home too.

But first, some advice.

  • Don’t overcomplicate activity. It’s tempting to assume that being active means running around, climbing or hitting balls of varying size and weight with assorted blunt instruments. That’s not necessarily true unless you want to spend your evening in an urgent care facility, like Night-Lite. Simple domestic tasks and activities can help keep your children’s fitness topped up. Even something as simple as household chores, or a leisurely stroll after dinner.
  • Keep it regular. Kids like consistency. So if you want to encourage them to be more active, you should try to integrate it into their usual routines as much as possible. If you keep things too irregular then it’ll just make it more of a chore than an activity.
  • Give your kids some freedom. Your kids know what they like. Sometimes letting them take control of how they burn off energy is a step in the right direction.
  • Make it a family activity. If you expect to make your kids run around, ensure you join in from time to time too. For one thing, it sets a good example. Kids learn a lot by mimicry, so seeing you make an effort towards your fitness will encourage them to do likewise. Conversely, insisting they go out and remain active while you sit at home and watch TV is a gross double-standard that your kids will pick up on, creating resentment and reluctance.

Example Fitness Games

Sometimes you can’t beat the classics. Timeless playground games such as tag, hide and go seek, hopscotch and skipping are great and simple ways of getting your kids to move around more and require very little prep time and very few resources. They’re also games that you yourself can join in too, as they require very little strenuous activity or child-specific elements. However, they’re rather simplistic, and older kids may require something that offers more of a challenge.

Organized sports, such as football, soccer, hockey or baseball offer greater opportunities for developing not just your kids’ fitness, but also a sense of sportsmanship, organization, and coordination with other people. Most sports are team-based, and thus present more of an opportunity for building social schools than other games. Further, they’re more structured and allow more for your kids to focus on. Games like football or soccer have clear objectives, stages and developments than more nebulous, freeform games such as tag or skipping.

Some kids may not be taken by traditional sports, and that’s okay. Not everyone likes football, and not everyone can get behind basketball. However, that does not mean they’re doomed to a life of being a couch potato. If your child seems uninterested in the usual types of activities, look into alternative ways of keeping healthy. Martial arts or dance can build confidence as well as fitness while swimming or woodcraft can provide practical skills. Have your kid try out a variety of activities and see if any really click with them, as most clubs will offer at least one free tryout session before they ask for subscription fees.

Though, before you buy expensive equipment and memberships, make sure your child is truly interested in a sport and not simply amused for the moment.

Canny parents may also try to work fitness games into household chores. If you think your kids could stand to do some more around the house as well as keep fit, work some fun into their usual tasks. This works especially for younger children, who are typically more enthusiastic than older counterparts. Make their tasks into games (“Dish race! First one to finish cleaning their pile of dishes wins!”) and you’ll suddenly see them become a lot more interested in cleaning. Just remember: haste makes waste. You want chores done well. Not fast.

Christian Mills is a family man and freelance writer who stresses living out a healthy lifestyle. He likes to share his own tips and insights with his audience. If you would like to learn more about Christian, check out his google+ profile.

Butt fat died… The afterlife

September 24, 2015 by  
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Buzzo’s…

First… Reply and tell me what your issues are. I know you have them… 

You wouldn’t be here otherwise.

Second… Yesterday’s buttletter (Morebuzz) was an important one. 

Always keep that in mind.

Back to the headline…

Almost all totally new S-curve members have a lot of Q & A, moments

before actually becoming a member.

And rightfully so.

Because you SHOULD really know what it is you’re getting into… With

ANYTHING that you plan to start @ life.

Soooo…

Today, we’re going to walk you through the steps of what typically

happens after the first 30 days on the S-curve Challenge, however you

decide(d) to ‘start’.

G-G-Goooo…

Month #1

– S-curve meal structure focus.

– Filling your kitchen with the right foods.

– Fixing your mindset to all things ‘S-curve’.

– Testing what does and doesn’t work for YOU @ exercises/foods.

– Crazy ‘tweaks’ to boost first month results (It’s a short term thing).

– Setting your long term plan by day 30.

Month #2

– Introduce your tailored nutrition plan (We leave it out in the beginning,

since this doc requires your full attention).

– Change your video workout regime (Happens every 4-6 weeks).

– Change your tailored daily exercises (Based on your goal).

– Silver/Gold member? That’s when we focus on those benefits.

Month #3

– A repeat of month #2.

– A focus on ‘on-going’ 121 coaching via chat apps.

– Getting ‘precise’ with meals, food labels, body parts (That’s how we get

you to GREAT results).

Month #beyond 

Work the above…

That’s it… Nothing complicated… Since your life is already busy.

Just turn up… And we do the biz.

All other specific details are covered in the Q & A I send you about yourself

(See the archive on Morebuzz). Since the answers create your plan.

Happy Thurs.

Shaun

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Today’s > ‘Morebuzz’

> 30 Day Fall Season S-curve Challenge

> Official Fall Season S-curve Challenge

(6 months on bronze/silver/gold)

 

Defeated… Loser…

September 22, 2015 by  
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That’s how that woman felt when she fell in yesterday’s buttletter video <

(A bookmark worthy one too).

But as you would have seen… It was a blessing in disguise, because she

learned that she wasn’t pushing anywhere near to her full potential.

That’s probably what’s happening with you right now.

It’s the different between getting good vs great results (S-curve Challenge

shenanigans).

The worst part about all of this, is how crap you feel once you actually start

doing ‘great’.

Because you realize all of that time you’ve wasted being a mediocre bore…

However… Holding onto ‘what was’ is silly.

So today… We continue to improve YOU.

Lets go!!!!

S-curve plans… Those are indeed, tailored to YOU @ very.

And over time, the process has been simplified so that all YOU have to do,

is do what’s given to you. No learning or extra ‘anything’ required.

However… There are some fundamental S-curve rules that must become

habits. Habits that we may sometimes ignore.

There’s many to cover… But let’s start with some actionable ones that you

can start TODAY!

#1 Stubborn progress/buttgress? Add combo exercises to your regime.

*Leg press press > Calf raises toes point straight, inwards then outwards

(3 sets of 25 reps).

*Face pull > Pull apart (For the backless dress).

*Bodyweight squat > 45 degree abduction.

Head over to @fitbuzz YouTube on Morebuzz below for some visuals.

#2 Increase your total intake. But MAKE SURE all of the foods you eat are

A-C rated. This applies to all body types. Your body needs that increase to

change (Unless you’re on a tailored shred).

#3 Sleep your a** off… Really!

Reply and tell me what your issues are.

Shaun

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