#1 Start Small
Your kids might be doing a lot of laps the day of the Fun Run, so we encourage you to have your kids start walking or running at home ahead of time. Take them on short walks and gradually build up the distance so your kid can feel ready and able to take on the Fun Run track.
It’s also a great time for bonding! The longer the distance, the more time you have to talk to your kids and they will see that you’re making a commitment to a healthy lifestyle as well. >> Training plan for first-time runners
Drop the soda and juice and stick to water. All those sugary drinks have so many calories, not to mention they are bad for your kids, so get them out of the house and replace them with water. We recommend letting your kid pick out their own special water bottle. It will show your kids you’re putting an emphasis on drinking water, and let them feel like they have ownership of it, plus water bottles nowadays are a lot cooler than they used to be!
#7 run with friends
The easiest way to get your kids to workout and be healthy is to include their friends. Send them outside to play basketball or go for a bike ride. Whatever it is, encourage them to stay active. If they “train” for the Fun Run with a group of friends, they will have a bigger motivation. Plus, they can really get excited about the upcoming Fun Run if they’re all getting ready together. So invite the neighborhood over for some kickball, have those mini pizzas ready to go and you’ll be the coolest parent on the block.
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