Your child may be inspired to get active if you do so alongside them. Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to bond. Explore activities that you both enjoy and create a plan to do them together.
Plan activities that are age appropriate. If you're focused on cardio or weightlifting, that’s great, but your child won’t be able to match exactly what you do. Instead, you can use Tabata timing, where you do an activity for 20 seconds, then take a 10-second rest. While you rest, your child can do the exercise for 10 seconds, then relax while you exercise.
Alternatively, you can use the age rule. If you plan to do twenty burpees, have your child repeat the exercise as many times as they are years old. For example, an eight-year-old would do eight burpees, while their younger sibling would do six to align with their age.
There will be some days that you don’t want to be active, and the same goes for your child. By committing to being active together, you’ll hold each other accountable while spending quality time and building healthy habits to last a lifetime.