Choosing a trampoline is no easy feat. There are tons available in the market today and having to decide which one can be quite puzzling. Of course, each one looks great at first but as time goes, the quality of the trampoline can be questionable. To know if you made the right choice of choosing which trampoline, here are some important points to remember
Feel the material.
You will know if a trampoline is of good quality when you touch it. A good mat should be thick and the poles should be solid. The net should be woven tightly and should be both rain and sun resistant. Continue reading
Kids of all ages love having outdoor trampolines. They love playing on it and most especially jumping. They are great toys as they provide avenues for exercise too. They help kids have better coordination and balance. It can also be used for mum’s daily workouts. Good quality trampolines can be quite pricey but they’re worth the price since they’ll last you longer. If you care for them properly, they’ll last for many, many years!
Here are a few simple tips on how you can care for your trampoline and get to keep them for a long time.
Washing the mat.
You don’t need to do this every day. You can do it once every few months or when you see it start getting dirty. All you need is a brush, some water and a mild detergent. If you’re planning to store it for winter, make sure the mat is fully dried before packing it in. Continue reading
Having healthy habits can be quite hard to have and even more difficult to hold on to. Most of time, we would all prefer to stay in front of the TV to catch the latest episode of Suits or some cheesy reality show. Who could say no to pizza to go with that fun TV show marathon? It’s way easier than having to prepare a well-balanced meal.
Choosing the unhealthy, easy option always trumps over the healthy-takes-a-lot-of-time prepare meal. However, that isn’t always good. You’ll end up suffering serious illnesses later on in life. That’s not what you want. You may have wondered how the ultra fit men and women do it. Here’s how:
Get your body moving.
Having a sedentary lifestyle only makes you lazier and has poor health. It may not seem immediate but it will affect you later on. Healthy people are always on the move. May it be on a bike or even on their backyard trampoline? They just keep on moving!
Get a good amount of sleep.
When you don’t have the ample amount of sleep every night, you are more likely to be sluggish during the day. Also, it can be a reason why you would get sick easily and in some cases, even have cardiovascular diseases. Having seven to eight hours of sleep is the way to go. It improves your mood and stabilizes your hormones.
Stretching before bed.
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It is proven that doing yoga or simple stretches before bed helps reduce stress and anxiety. It’s a good way to wind down after a busy day. Engaging in calming activities such as this helps you get a good amount of sleep. Yoga can help increase your energy level and even have a stronger immune system. Continue reading
Nowadays, children are more inclined on playing video games and surfing the Internet than being outdoors. They prefer scanning various channels on the telly than playing games outside with their neighbours. Although, they are safer inside the house it is still not healthy for them to have sedentary lives early. They have a lot of energy they need to dispose of and sitting on the couch playing Clash of Clans is not the healthiest way to.
Raising active children takes a lot of effort from a parent. Here are some things you can take note of.
Show them that you’re active too. Your kids will copy whatever that you do. Show them an active lifestyle and they’ll follow suit.
Encourage them to try sports. Let them watch a game and see if it interests them. If it does, ask them if they want to join a camp and learn the sport. Yes it can be quite expensive but it will be worth it!
Start early. Start them young they say! Do this while you can still tell them what to do without having a two-day argument about it.
Let them have fun. Make sure what they’re getting into is fun for them too. What is fun for you might not be fun for them. With kids, the fun meter is the only meter that really matters. If you’re into gymnastics, let them try the trampoline first. They’ll get the first feel of jumping then.
It takes a lot of time and discipline in raising active children. It requires full commitment from the parents as well. Getting up before the sun rises is no joke! When they see that you are enthusiastic as well as they are, they will enjoy the sport or activity more!