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How Can The Internet Help Children Get Active?

Posted by / Thursday 26 July 2018 / Online Parenting Tips Activities
how can the internet help activity

In the digital age, it is easy to replace mobility with mobile phones. With convenience on our side, it is tempting to be less active.

Physical activity is an important part of a child’s mental and physical development along with overall health, so how can we merge our children’s love of technology while also helping them get in the exercise they need in order to be happy and healthy?

It is difficult to combine the two and create a middle ground. Here are some tips and tricks on how you can use technology to encourage your children to stay active during those hot summer days, or rainy winter skies:

Active Video Games

It’s now possible to interact with video games in a new way. Video games, such as Wii Sports, enable you to play ‘sports’ using similar physical actions that you would if you were actually on the field or court. Research has been focusing on how active video games can be used to increase energy output and improve different elements of fitness.

Active video games are being compared to the intensity of walking, skipping or jogging. Not only are active video games a good way to inspire your child to be more active, they’re a perfect way for family to bond and play together - as they are often team, or multiplayer games! 

Just because your children love their time behind the screen does not mean that they can’t be active while doing so. With these tips, your children can find fun approaches to daily exercise in ways in which they really enjoy.