Kids are more physically active when you encourage and support them. It really does help with your child's attitude toward exercise. When you participate in a physical activity with your daughter or son, it makes it more fun for them. Reduce the time your kids spend watching TV or playing computer games. Substitute active entertainment such as swimming, biking, bowling, hiking, miniature golf, or going to the zoo. When was the last time you played a game outside with your kids? Remember hopscotch, jump rope, hide and seek? How about just a game of catch with a softball or football?
You can play active games indoors too, such as charades, treasure hunts or even dancing. Just get your kids moving. Who knows, you may even have fun.