Workout Wednesday: Exercises for children

Workout Wednesday: Exercises for children

(WVUE) - It's very important to educate young people about living healthy and active lifestyles. There's no better time to start than the present.

Here are some great exercises for children of all ages.

Elementary (3-10 years of age)

Jumping Jacks:

  1. Start in a standing position with feet together. Jump out with feet separated a hip width apart while bringing hands together above the head.
  2. Jump back to a neutral standing position with hands by side.

Repeat these motions for 3 sets of 20 reps.

Middle School (11-13 years of age)

Butt Kicks

  1. In a running position (going about 20 feet in distance), bring one heel at a time into the crease of your glutes (located near the upper hamstring). Run 20 feet away and return to starting point.

Repeat for 2 minutes

High School (14-18 yrs of age)

5 Series (Squat Challenge)

  1. Separate feet shoulder width apart with toes facing forward.
  2. Go into a squatting motion with your hands by your chest (pretend to sit in a chair making sure the knees do NOT cross over the toes) until you reach 90 degrees.
  3. Rise to a 45 degree angle (keeping the knees bent)
  4. Pulse up and down for 5 sets of 15. Rest for 5 seconds between each set.?