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15 Items to Inspire Your Kids to Be Active

by Bethany Braun-Silva


15 Items to Inspire Your Kids to Be Active
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From phones to iPads to video games, kids are bombarded with screens, so it’s easier than ever for them to become inactive and, subsequently, uhealthy. Sitting on the couch texting seems to have replaced going outside to play, which means more kids than ever before are suffering the consequences of being sedentary. In fact, the CDC states that obesity rates in children have tripled since the 1970s and that 1 in 5 children in the United States are considered obese.

 

Great Gear To Get Your Kid Moving

 

That’s quite shocking when you think about it. But there is something you can do to motivate your child and get them moving and on track to getting fit. After all, fit kids will become fit adults, and you can set them up for a lifetime of health starting now! In fact, we’ve done all the heavy lifting to bring you 15 items that will inspire your kid to get fit and help them to feel great and have fun in the process. Who knows, you might even reap some of the benefits for yourself.

 

Great Gear to Get Your Kid Moving

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Activity Tracker

Price:$80.00

The Garmin Vivofit Jr is an activity tracker designed especially for kids and will last a year without the need to replace the battery. It tracks steps and sleep, and kids can complete different tasks for rewards. It also encourages kids to partake in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. It’s water resistant, and kids can choose from a variety of colors and designs.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My child is really into all the functions, steps taken, daily activity time, chores complete, coins received, the timers and stopwatch”

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Workout Clothes

Price:$54.00

Adults already know that when you look good, you feel good, so why not inspire your kid to feel their best with an outfit that will inspire them to be active. Adidas makes great coordinated outfits for both boys and girls that are sure to get them strutting their stuff. (Adidas Little Girls 2-pc. Track Jacket & Printed Tights Set or Little Boys 2-pc. Tricot Jacket & Pants Set

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The navy is great material and true to size.”

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Jump Rope

Price:$52.00

Kids can jump rope anywhere and it’s not only a great skill for getting them fit, but it also helps them with their coordination and motor skills. This FWRSR Jump Rope is especially cool because it has a Bluetooth speaker built in. Kids can jump to the beat of the music and will be breaking a sweat in no time.

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Hula Hoop

Price:$25.00

This Flames N Games Kid’s Hula Hoop has a bit of weight to it, so it provides some resistance while kids are using it. It also breaks down and is convenient for travel. Kids will get their heart rate pumping without even realizing they’re working out.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's a well made hula hoop. My 10 year old daughter enjoys it.”

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Obstacle Course

Price:$59.00

If you have some outdoor space, designing your own obstacle course can encourage kids to test their Ninja skills. The Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course will build their upper body strength and endurance, and you’ll be blown away at how fast they learn to do it.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Easy to install, grandkids really enjoy it, as one has taken ninja warrior classes.”

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Mini Barbells

Price:$50.00

Inspire your little bodybuilder with his very own set of weights. The WOD Toys Mini Barbells weigh 2.2 pounds each, so they’re totally safe for kids who are ages 3 and up.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son loves practicing lifting weights with this! It's a cute way to start a healthy habit & mentality for the little ones.”

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Bicycle

Price:$116.00

A bike is a great way to get your kid up and moving. The Joystar Bike comes with a training wheel, kickstand and bell, making it great for beginners or intermediate riders.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this for my 4 year olds birthday. It's sturdy, rides well and he loves it.”

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Skates

Price:$56.00

These adjustable Woolitime Inline Skates will grow with your child, helping them strengthen their muscles and work on their coordination. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These inline skates help my daughter a lot by improving her balance and she's picking it up really fast.”

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Dancing Games

Price:$42.00

If your kid just can’t give up the video games, introduce her to one that can get her moving. Just Dance is compatible with a number of different gaming systems and has thousands of dances that are easy for kids to learn.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Looooove this game! Probably more than our kids do!!!”

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Basketball Hoop

Price:$30.00

Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean your kid can’t shoot some hoops. This shatter-resistant SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop will fit over any door and mimics a standard-size hoop. The NBA will be calling in no time.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son loves it and has been playing with it ever since he got it.”

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Trampoline

Price:$70.00

Instead of laying on the couch during his favorite TV show, why not have your kid jump while watching? This SereneLife Foldable Trampoline comes with a safety bar for extra stability and is small enough to put anywhere in your house or apartment.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Great for a two year old to get his energy out when the weather is bad! Very sturdy!”

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Sneakers

Price:$45.00

Just like a new workout outfit, a fresh pair of kicks can be just the ticket to getting your kid to want to workout. These Nike Tanjun Sneakers come in a variety of colors for both boys and girls.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My daughter loves these. VERY lightweight she said feels like nothing on her feet!”

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Yoga Games

Price:$15.00

Challenge your child to learn new yoga moves with this ThinkFun Yoga Spinner game that’s fun for the whole family. It comes with 54 pose cards and, in addition to challenging kids physically, they will also be tasked with working on their critical thinking skills.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love yoga so of course I love this game. My kids also love it and are glad to have a game that is physically active.”

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Balance Board

Price:$45.00

This simple Spooner Balance Board provides kids with a very high-quality workout, and children as young as 3 can get in on the action. Kids can spin, twist, slide and wobble while improving their core strength and coordination.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I got this for my three year old last Christmas and he is still playing with it almost a year later.”

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Pogo Stick

Price:$45.00

Another old-school toy that encourages kids to move, in or out of the house. The Flybar Jumper Pogo Stick is perfect for beginners and has foam-wrapped bar and handles for added safety.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great first pogo stick and my six year old daughter loves it.”