Tips to cure your kids’ cabin fever

Keep your kids moving indoors when the weather’s too cold.

If the cold weather is keeping your child housebound, help her blow off some steam with these fun get-moving ideas from Steve Ettinger, certified fitness expert and author of the children’s book “Wallie Exercises.”

Pillow hop:
Place pillows all over the floor and challenge your kid to jump around without touching them.

Wacky weights:
Fill a zip-top bag with dry beans and stuff it into an empty paper-towel roll, then glue a cardboard circle to each end of the roll to make a dumbbell. Show your kid how to perform simple moves like overhead presses and biceps curls.

Commercial break
: Get in mini workouts while watching TV. During ads, dance or do jumping jacks until the show returns.

Parents brings moms and dads smart, fresh advice to help you raise healthy, happy kids. Check us out at Parents.com.


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