Teaching Children to Be Physically Fit
Set an Example
Thanks to Shout®, I’m still coming down from my runner’s adventure at “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” a few weeks back. I keep getting flash-backs of the bursts of color, crossing the finishing line with my Shout® team and dancing up on stage at the orange color throw. It was really a great day that my whole team and I will remember and a time I can look back upon when encouraging my children to participate in their own fun-filled adventures. Teaching children to be physically fit is important to their health, so when I heard about the jog-a-thon our local elementary school was hosting a few Friday’s ago, encourage my children I did.
The purpose of this fun activity was to earn money for the PTA, but it was also a really fun way to get the children to get out and be active. Parents and siblings were invited to cheer on the kids as they ran their little hearts out. Our daughter really enjoyed running laps and playing with her friends from school. Last year, I was very pregnant and could only make it a few laps before getting in the dust by the kids.
For each lap the children ran, they received a stamp on their hand. At the end of the 20 minute jog-a-thon, all the children ended up with lots of stamps on their hands and arms – which ended up being a bragging-war for most. Each stamp was worth one ticket which you them traded in for a prize. This helped encourage the children to be more active and run a little harder than they may have normally – win/win.
Color Run 5k
All in all it was a great school activity that my children had so much fun participating in, which in the end is all that matters. Once we got home from the jog-a-thon, I was inspired to look back at my pictures from my own race. While we didn’t get stamps or tickets for a drawing, it was seriously the most fun I’ve ever had running (and I really don’t like running but force myself to do it). I am already looking forward to doing it again next year.
Having fun together with friends and family is such a great way to create memories and enjoy shared experiences. Especially when those experiences involve acting goofy, making a mess and getting the motivation we need to get out and exercise a little more – all while being worry-free.
Here’s what I mean when I say “worry-free,” check out my quick clean-up routine after the race (thanks to Shout®!):
New Zealand Giveaway & the Shout It Out Fun Finder App – If you weren’t able to attend The Color Run, check out ShoutItOut.com for more details on how you can win trip to NEW ZEALAND. To enter, simply post a photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #ShoutItOut #enter. Contest will run through September 30, 2014.
Shout® has also launched a Shout It Out Fun Finder to help American’s continue crossing experiences off their “must-do/wish lists!” (Users will get a list of fun activities served by nearby locations that is curated based on their IP address).
SHOUT® PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY: We are giving away a Shout® Prize pack to ensure that you have fun-filled experience regardless of what activity you take on, Shout® is giving one lucky winner a Shout® prize pack, so you can have fun, make a mess and not worry about the clean-up. They’ve got you covered – trust me! One lucky winner will receive the following:
- Shout® Trigger is packed with stain-fighting ingredients and enzymes to quickly penetrate, break-up and remove tough stains. Safe for all colorfast washables and works in all water temperatures.
- Shout® Color Catcher® sheets absorb and trap loose dyes in wash water, protecting clothes against color bleeds and helping preserve original colors. Sheets change color as they absorb loose dyes, and reduce the need for sorting laundry. Safe for all colorfast washables and works in all water temperatures.
- Shout® Advanced Ultra Gel Brush combines powerful Shout® stain fighters in a thick gel formula with a convenient stain-lifting brush to penetrate and remove your toughest stain. The formula lets you treat stains now and wash up to a week later. Safe for all colorfast washables and works in all water temperatures.
- Shout® Wipes can be used to remove stains on-the-go right when they happen and are easily disposable—just throw the used cloth away. They’re perfect for clothing, carpet and auto interiors, and are safe for all colorfast washables.