There is no point waking up one fine morning and deciding that your child should start taking more interest in sports from that point onwards. Things just not work that way. If you want your child to enjoy sports and appreciate it, you will have to set the example and create the right atmosphere in house for such a behavioral pattern.
If you wake up late on weekends and if you try to avoid physical exercise to the maximum extent possible, how do you expect your child to adopt a proactive approach towards health and exercise? If you hit the gym and come back only to gorge on chocolate chip cookies and pizzas, why should your child focus on physical fitness?
Things get complicated when you suddenly want your child to take more interest in sports. He or she is probably on the heavier side and does not have good hand eye coordination. Muscles are not flexible and body gets exhausted very easily after physical activity. In such a scenario, to expose oneself to the harsh comments of the coach and the snickers of fellow classmates-which child will be interested in this?
Does this mean you should forget your desire to watch your child play sports if he or she is fat? Certainly not. However, you should be prepared to have patience. You should start focusing on physical fitness on your own. You should stress yourself and tolerate the embarrassing comments that neighbors make when they see your heavy figure running on the road.
Set the right example and encourage him or her to follow suit. The best thing about youngsters exercising and participating in physical activity is that their body response to the same very positively. Loss of weight will be very quick if your child is overweight and starts exercising,.
It is not just a question of physical appearance alone. Your child will learn many things on the ground field when playing that he or she may not be aware of off the field. From sportsman spirit to the ability to shrug off losses-sports offer numerous lessons.