We usually associate kids with joyful play, romps in the yard during the dog days of summer, and intense recess games. Not all kids are the same, though, and some of them just do not love sports or what we traditionally think of as exercise. Whether it’s an overall aversion to exertion or a dislike for team sports, kids might not be down to get their sweat on—but obviously exercise is still important for them. And you can encourage your kids to move around without forcing them to join a baseball league they’ll hate.
Physical activity options for the exercise-averse kid
Nemours Children’s Health recommends the following activities for kids who don’t want to pick up a bat or chase after a soccer ball:
- Horseback riding
- Dance lessons
- Martial arts
- Yoga (or