From Terri, Child's Age 9 - 08/05/01  Click here to reply  
I have a 9 year old daughter that is overweight. She weighs 118 lbs. To me she doesnt look fat but just a little heavy. She wants to lose and get down to 80 lbs. She does sit ups and simple exercises but gets bored of them fast. I am looking for anyone who has any tips on making her exercise routine fun for her so she looks forward to doing it. If you can help I would really appreciate it. Thanks .
Reply from Luisa, Child's Age 13 - 08/25/01  - IP#:
Skippingis great she won't even know it's exercise
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 08/11/01  - IP#:
Well, swimming can be fun and also dancing around to music videos. In my case we brought our old exercise bike upstairs (it had been gathering dust in our garage) and my daughter could watch TV and cycle at the same time. Exercise is boring and much more likely to be done if it becomes fun. Also, once a week at weekends we took long walks around our area to places we had never been to before. We just sort of took off and walked and walked.