Studies show that children who develop good physical activity habits tend to be more physically active in their adult life. Even the smallest changes in your children’s daily routine can have a positive impact on their health in the future. So where do you start?
MAKE STAIRS YOUR BEST FRIEND
It’s human nature to take the easy route. Why make your life more difficult and climb three flights of stairs to reach your office or apartment if there’s a convenient elevator waiting for you right at the entrance? It seems like no brainer: the elevator saves you time and energy.
There’s one thing you need to remember, though: laziness is a habit, too, and it starts with little “shortcuts”. Use the stairs whenever you can and leave the elevator to deliverymen carrying heavy boxes or elderly people with serious motor limitations. Going up and down the stairs is an excellent exercise that strengthens your knees and leg muscles, and a great habit to develop from an early age.
CARRY YOUR BACKPACK ON YOUR BACK NOT YOUR SHOULDER
Who doesn’t remember carrying a heavy backpack filled with books and notebooks?