Fun Exercises You Can Do With Your Kids

If you have kids, you may feel guilty leaving them to go work out at the gym. Who says you have to go to the gym to get a great workout? Your kids can provide an excellent source of cardio inducing fun. Here are just a few ideas.


Remember all of those silly rhymes you used to sing while you jumped rope? Why not teach them to your kid while you have a jumping rope contest. Who knows, maybe you'll learn a few new rhymes from of the next generation while you work up a sweat.


Grab a piece of chalk and head to the sidewalk for a game of hop scotch. All of the hopping and bending will make your legs burn and your heart race.


If you have an older child, challenge him or her to a game of one-on-one basketball. Chasing your little dribbler may be harder than you think.


Dancing can be a great cardio exercise. No matter if you're playing Dance Dance Revolution or just rocking out to the Ipod, grab your tot and boogie.


Kids love races, so why not challenge your child to a sprint? Set a goal, such as the end of the block or twice around the house, then take off. If your tot starts to lag, pick him or her up and carry them the rest of the way. The extra weight will burn more calories and is sure to get a giggle or two from your little one.

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The author, Aaron Patterson, went from couch potato to kickboxer in less than a year! His favorite passion is helping people get off their butts and start leading healthier, more active lives through his Website,