CLEVELAND — All this week on 3news and WKYC.com, we are helping you to be healthy at home, and today we are talking kids.
The winter and spring sports season was hit hard by the coronavirus. If your kids are anxious to get back to their favorite practices, we have a look at how they can keep active, train and stay healthy at home.
To assist, Dave Chudowsky called on some experts: A health coach, a personal trainer, and even his daughters, Brooklyn and London.
Certified health coach Sabrina Wescott says it’s very important for kids to stay active at home during this pandemic. Parents aren’t mindful like teachers that kids need to get up and get moving and need exercise built into their school day.
Beyond that, if your child plays a sport, you need more than just recess for these little athletes. Staying on top of the sports and the skills is crucial, otherwise they could be lost.
Personal Trainer Ben Wellich of Perfect Fit in Bay Village says three key exercises will help you stay active and stay in shape at home: Lunges keep your lower body active, lateral plyo jumps builds up strength and agility while shuttle run works on acceleration and speed.
Watch the video above as Brooklyn and London get help from Ben to demonstrate how you should do these at-home workouts.
Your child’s diet is also very important and should consist high in protein and greens, eat a lot of veggies. Staying hydrated is the most crucial thing, so drink a lot of water.
The best time for kids to workout is at least an hour after a meal. Running, push-ups and ab work are other easy at home workouts, however, stay away from weights until high school - and monitor that closely.
The Chud sisters hope you stay safe active and healthy. They will be back next week with more ideas on 3News and WKYC.com.