Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fit Camp Boot Camp

You might have read or seen in the press this week the new guidelines issued by the Government over the amount of physical activity under 5's should do per day. In particular they say the under 5 should not sit for too long e.g. watching television and traveling in the buggy or car etc and that as soon as the baby can walk, it should be physically active for at least 3 hours a day. Minimum.

As you know, Grace is still sitting ALL day long as she has yet to master crawling and walking and to be fair is still a bit of a damp squib when it comes to even the simplest bum-shuffle. What to do?

Swimming, check. Rolling around and stretching for toys, check.

Now what? Grace looks at me perplexed as if to say 'you want me to do what?'

Matt the Husband and I have come up with some knocked-together activities we can do with a baby who's determined to sit on her butt all day long given the chance...

The Simple Push Up

The One Arm Push Up with Sippy-cup Stretch

The Goalie Dive

The Ball Juggle

The Drinkers Ab-Crunch

Needless to say as soon as she is able, we'll introduce exercises like Load the Washing Machine and Wash the Car, but for now Mr Cameron this is the best we can do. What are you doing to keep your little one's active?

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