- Parenthood may be a full-time job
- But it's important to take your time for yourself.
- Why There's No Fun Way to Do That
- You Can Include Your Child
Parenting is not easy and it's a full time job. Most parents spend their time caring for their children, completely giving up their fitness. However, this does not always have to be the case. In fact, you can even train with your kids. This will help you stay fit, spend more time with your child and strengthen your bond.
Here are 5 exercises that you can do with your child from the comfort of your own home. In addition, these exercises are tough enough to keep you in shape and light enough for your kids to attend and compete with.
This exercise is perfect for your little kid. Bring your child on the back during the exercise, and your child will definitely enjoy it.
Put your hands under your shoulder. Stretch your legs and ask your child to climb on their backs. Hold your core tight and straight back. Lower your body until your chest almost touches the ground, and now push yourself upwards. Do 10 repetitions.
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Planks are great for your core. They strengthen your waist and improve your posture.
Place your elbows on the floor and lift them up on your toes. Keep your back and stomach straight. Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat the process. Do 15 reps in 3 sets. Your child will not be able to last so long, make sure it's not overdone.
Burpees is an exercise-free exercise that works for your entire body and is good for your heart as well.
Start in a standing position, keeping your shoulder width apart. Lower your body into a squatting position and place your hands on the floor. Kick your feet back so you are in a push-up position. Then do a push-up. Put your feet back in their original position and repeat the process.
Lunges helps your butt and legs get up, and when you do it with your child, only the effects are maximized.
Start by keeping your body straight. Keep your core engaged and step forward with one leg, lower your hips, and pull your knees 90 degrees. Your front knee should be above your ankle and the other knee should not touch the ground. The weight should be in the heels when you return to the starting position.
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Squats help your body to support your abdomen and your child's involvement in the exercise a whole new dimension.
Face out with your shoulders and your toes out. Lower your hips and sit on a chair. Let your child climb on your back and hold it tight to make sure it is safe. Build up your abs and strain your heels. Come back up and lift your hips up and forward.
Considering how much exercise these exercises involve, your child may get tired, so let it do as much as possible – the whole point is that you're exercising and having fun.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 16, 2019