Gardening as an Alternative Exercise
Exercise is good for the body, that is for sure but believe it or not, there are people who really do not love to exercise. They find exercising too straining for them and they opt to stick on daily routines of doing nothing. Exercising is one of the most important ways to keep our body healthy. This has been the mantra of all health conscious people from all walks of life. And this is something we should not take for granted. When we exercise, we strengthen our bones, muscles and heart. We also burn off extra fat, improve balance, regulate body’s metabolism, the process that turns the nutrients in food into energy and heat. Exercising also improves our mood.
Most kids nowadays do not get enough exercise because they become addicted to online games and watching too much television for almost whole day. There are other alternative exercises we can even indulge our kids as well. We can always find a workout that is fun for the family. Aside from organized sports, we can work out with them through encouraging them to play with other kids, doing aerobics with the help of taped exercises, skipping rope or simple stretches. We can also burn calories by gardening at home, raking leaves, folding a laundry or vacuuming the house. We can do all of these with our kids.
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