I’m Bored! Does this sound familiar? Do you hear this more lately? Does it drive you crazy? Well, you are not alone! Boredom during this time of our lives is a real kicker.
Adult bodies thrive when able to move, children’s bodies crave movement, and one fun way to get moving, fight temporary boredom, get our blood pumping, cause some laughs, stimulate our brains and bodies giving us a much-needed break from stay-at-home school work, is moving to some funky fresh tunes together.
Here’s How it Goes
Click here. When it says GO – Do these moves.
Round 1 – Star Jacks
Round 2 – Squat Jumps
Round 3 – Squat Holds
Round 4 – Quick feet
Round 5 – Crab walks
Round 6 – Bear walks
Round 7 – Mountain climbers
Round 8 – Alternating lunges
This is a TABATA!
You will hear the cues GO, the round number you’re on, then STOP/REST. This repeats for a total of 4 mins. It is 20 seconds of work time/10 seconds or rest time.
Turn on this tune and start jumping around with your kids every time you hear the words “I’m bored” (or when a brain break is needed). One of two things will happen; they will think twice before the next time they say it, or you’ll start incorporating a really fun way to take a break and jump around with your kids. Either way – it’s a win, win!
There are many TABATA songs out there you can pick from. The fun part is you can choose your favorite moves to come up with a personalized movement break that works best for you and your kiddos – the key is just to move! If your kids are into superheroes this may be a great resource for them!
Emily is a nutritionist and performance coach. She works with people to develop plans that are nutritionally and physically focused, to help them sustain and excel at their life’s goals. Emily has a degree in dietetics and is passionate about nutrition.
Her passion for nutrition is specifically honed in on people’s relationships with food and how that can tie into ones emotional and mental health. Emily owns Adapt to Thrive Coaching, where she works with women to strengthen their love and appreciation for their bodies and minds through movement training and nutrition coaching. Her goal to provide women with the tools and environment where they are able to realize their power, strength, and ability to adapt and thrive through whatever life throws at them.