When temperatures drop, it can be difficult to get the exercise you and your children need. If you and your children live a sedentary lifestyle during the winter months, it can cause some serious health issues. Incorporating exercise into your child’s daily routine sets the foundation for them to live a healthy life. Here are some tips to help your child get the exercise they need during the cold months of the year!

Go ice skating! This will help you incorporate exercise in a way that’s fun. This type of exercise works your leg muscles and can be a great way to tone them. This is also a great way to get some cardio in.

On days where it’s not too cold, get outside with your children to make a snowman or have a snowball fight. Playing in the snow is a great way to get some exercise in, just make sure everyone is dressed warmly!

Hold a hula hooping contest. (Yes, you can participate too) This is a fun and creative way to exercise while staying indoors. This will get your heart rate going and work the muscles in your core.

Plan a day to go to a trampoline park or place where you can play games like laser tag. These types of activities create a perfect way for your children to channel their energy into fun exercise.

Making an effort to get exercise during the cold months will pay off in a more balanced and healthy lifestyle for you and your children. As a bonus of putting some of these activities to use, you’ll also create some fun memories with your children.