Physical exercise is a great distraction from the boredom blues. If your kids are asking you twenty times a day when this will be over, try diverting their boredom with some jumping jacks, crunches, mountain climbers and push ups. Exercise is proven to release endorphins to the brain. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.
(https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression#1). Ultimately, the reaction helps to create a feeling of happiness and accomplishment.
 
So, combat the boredom blues with this kid’s HIIT (High Intensity Impact) routine!
 
 
 

Kid’s HIIT— High Intensity Impact Routine
4 exercises of 3 sets
Always consult your pediatrician before beginning any exercise routine.

JUMPING JACKS – www.nytimes.com/guides/well/activity/how-to-do-a-jumping-jack
CRUNCHES  – www.dummies.com/health/exercise/how-to-do-crunches/
MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS – www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/abs-and-core-exercises/videos/mountain-climber
PUSH-UPS – www.self.com/story/heres-exactly-how-to-do-a-push-up-correctly

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Augusta Family Magazine from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of engaging in these exercises. Be sure to stop exercises due to extreme weakness or fatigue.

*Try to engage and work hard for each 45 second exercise. The goal is to be tired, but not so tired to not continue. In between the 3 sets of each exercise you take a 15 second break. In between each color block of exercise, you take a one-minute break before starting the next block of exercises.

Make sure to recover completely after the entire list is over by eating some good fuel foods. Click here to find Augusta Family’s Eating Well with Kim recipes for super smoothies and healthy protein balls, two great options to help your body recover!