Throughout the past 6-8 weeks I’ve been advocating the importance of keeping your children active in order to develop those all important, physical, social, mental and intellectual skills they need to excel in life. I hope you’ve enjoyed following this campaign and found my posts to be insightful, and helpful when choosing the right sport for your child.
I’m going to end today on a personal favourite activity – literally anyone can do (well anyone who owns a dog). Yep you guessed it, dog walking. For me, walking my dog was an excellent stress reliever and form of exercise – not only for me, but also my dog. The great thing about dogs is that they are always SOOO excited to go for a walk, even if it’s only a short trip around the block.
Dog walking is also something you can get your children to do, it’ll teach them to be responsible, and courteous as well as encouraging them to get outside for 20 minutes, every day. But guys, lets be realistic – don’t let your 7 year old take the reigns if you have a St Bernard or Mastiff, guaranteed the dog will be the one taking your kid out for a walk. Be reasonable, remember, there are two lives at “risk” here – maybe start out walking as family and letting your child have a turn of leading, and when they’re comfortable being in control of the dog, that’s when you can let them go off and do their own thing.
On that note – I think it’s time for me to sign off. Remember to keep your children healthy and #GETACTIVE