Thursday, January 29, 2015

Importance of Outdoor Sports for kids

Playing and growing up go hand in hand. While learning, reading and writing are important aspects of child development, playing outdoor sports is no less significant.  Nowadays, meaning of playing games such as soccer and cricket has totally changed. They are played on gadgets keeping the kids glued to their sofas. However, it is extremely important to make outdoor sports an essential part of daily life of kids.

Here are crucial benefits of playing sports in the open air for kids:

Outdoor sports improve physical fitness and flexibility in kids. Running, jumping, racing or indulging in team sports in the park increases stamina of kids. Sitting in front of television or playing video games leads to nowhere while playing in the open air is a good exercise for the whole body and ensures good health. Undoubtedly, it s a good way to beat diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Training in one or more sports will improve the skills of the kids in that sport and help him to shine in his school or locality.

Improve social skills of kids by encouraging kids to play team sports. When kids play together, they learn to interact, express their feelings, coordinate and cooperate. Playing outside with other children helps kids to shed shyness and become social naturally.

Strengthen the mental abilities of kids through sports. When kids indulge in outdoor sports on regular basis, they learn crucial personal values such as self discipline, punctuality, tolerance towards others, self-esteem and value of time. They learn to play the game with positive spirit which is much more important than winning or losing the game. Thus inculcating personal values and life skills in kids becomes easy through sports.

Outdoor sports would directly reduce the time devoted in playing with gadgets or watching television. Therefore, the kids will not over indulge in mobile phone, laptops or PSP. They would be able to appreciate good things of life and enjoy them too!

Parent-child bonding will also increase when both of them will play together. Even if parents support and encourage kids to join sports classes, the relationship between them will become stronger.
Sports time is fun filled and stress free. When kids are keen to play outdoors they have no time for boredom; they add fun element to their life. Moreover, they get away from growing stress levels and competition in their life.

Therefore, with so many benefits to gain, you can't ignore the importance of outdoor sports. Take them to nearby sports ground and enjoy a game with them. Furthermore, enroll them in sports classes for overall physical and mental growth of children.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My New Year Resolutions

New Year 2015 has begun and my list of new year resolutions is still not finalized. In my last post, I had promised to share my resolutions for 2015 with you. I hope its not that late. So here it goes though it is not exhaustive list:

I am going to take care of my fitness regime seriously. Well that includes brisk walks, yoga and breathing exercises and if possible sports. I enjoy walking but I need to walk more and exercise more to stay fit and in good shape too! In addition breathing exercises are must to keep my system clean and toxin free. In fact, benefits of yoga and its breathings exercises are awesome.

My resolution number two is to endeavor more for all round development of my kids. Again that depends on resolution #1. The more I stay fit and healthy the more I will be able to put towards their healthy growth.

I enjoy trying new dishes. Well don't ask me whether my family enjoys this as much as I do!!
Nevertheless, I am going to learn some more delicacies and introduce them to my family. Of course, I am going to click pics of these and share with all of you. Some of my recipes have got lots of attention and appreciation of readers such as Tomato Soup Recipe and Yummy Carrot Halwa. Hope the same will continue for my future posts.

This is my favourite resolution- I am going to write more which means more blog posts this year and more content writing assignments than last year. The last year saw my transformation into a budding entrepreneur. Besides, my avatars as homemaker, mother, mom blogger and writer, this new avatar of
mine kept me busy and happier too. Now all I need is to balance all these roles every day. I hope that's why I need some yoga.

There is more on the new year resolutions list like connecting more with loved ones, more outings with husband, more play time with kids, getting more organized to accomplish all these wishes!!

Phew! All these are important for me and I cannot exclude or minimize any of these. Do you also face such dilemma? Please do share with me. It is heartening to know that I am not the only one in the boat.
I am eagerly waiting for your responses.

Keep sailing smoothly and smiling......

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