If you’ve ever had to drag yourself into the gym after a long day, you probably know that it’s not always something that we want to do, it’s something that we need to do to keep ourselves happy and healthy. It’s not always fun, so you might imagine that some children probably hold the same sentiment toward the idea of exercise. Not only do the words “exercise” or “workout” hold negative connotations for some, but a kid that wants to get outside to go for a run each day is probably pretty hard to come by.
General childhood laziness aside, now more than ever there are so many fun things that can be done without moving a muscle. The right video game can keep children busy for hours and all they’ve used are their eyes and thumbs. With instant streaming, kids’ favorite TV shows and movies are available to them on demand. With an almost endless supply of digital media available at any given time, we live in an age where kids aren’t always out playing each night until the streetlamps come on.
Kids need their exercise just like adults do. Getting them active at a younger age helps to create healthy habits that will stay with them for life. While the perfect amount of exercise may be different from one young person to the next, the CDC recommends that children get about 1 hour of physical activity each day. Beyond that recommendation from the Center for Disease Control, the benefits of keeping kids active speak for themselves. Regular physical activity helps kids stay happy and healthy, just like it does for grown-ups. Exercise is a known mood booster and when they are having fun with it, physical activity can be a great way for kids to connect with their peers.
So how do we get kids to put down their devices and get active? Y
ou can try putting your kids on a fitness schedule, but where is the fun in that? Most kids don’t see a point in running a 5k if there is nothing cool waiting for them at the end of the road. The answer to this dilemma is to make exercise fun. Turn it into something that they want to do. Sports are always a great option, but sports may not provide the year-round activity kids needs, especially in areas with “weather,” and some youngsters may be too young for, or just not into sports.
Enter: the Bounce House. With a Bounce House, Inflatable Water Park or Inflatable Combo your little ones get the exercise that they need without even realizing it! In healthy Children, simply having fun bouncing around in an inflatable means that kids are using their muscles, potentially making them stronger, developing motor skills, and burning energy. It may help to elevate lung capacity, increasing their stamina. It could get their heart pumping and their blood flowing, potentially promoting cardiovascular and circulatory health. Above all, bouncing is fun!
Rare is a person (young or old) who doesn’t enjoy a good bounce. You try bouncing and see if you can keep a silly smile off of your face.
With inflatable combos like the Misty Kingdom, the fun and physical activity go beyond just bouncing. Combos offering numerous activities, like jumping, sliding, climbing, splashing, hoops, etc, provide different types of exertion, and keep kids occupied longer.
From a parent’s perspective, one of the best advantages is that after an afternoon of bouncing, bedtime is no longer a hassle. You may even find your little ones ready to tuck themselves in after an exhausting day of playing in their bouncer. Your family getting enough exercise doesn’t have to be something to stress over. Set up an inflatable and enjoy the sound of their laughter as they play their way through daily exercise. With a bounce house, the hardest part is getting them to come inside for dinner.