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Mindful Moment with Mike: Keeping Kids Moving While Staying at Home

Posted at 8:07 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:56:36-04

Being stuck inside the house can be difficult for a child's mental well-being, so getting up and exercising is very important these days.

Monday we introduced you to Fitness Expert Christi Gibson, and showed you how she streams her workouts online.

2 Works for You's Mike Brooks had the chance to speak to her again about why it's important to keep kids moving when they're stuck at home.

He spoke with a fitness expert who says be creative and exercise with your kids.

Take something they like and turn it into a game.

Christi Gibson and her son Ryder exercise together and Christi streams them on

She gave me a preview of what happens when they stream, and some great examples of exercises every kid can do.

Gibson says, "Do you want to do your overhead press? Okay I guess so. Do you remember how to do that? So, he's going to do a movement now where you're working your shoulders and your upper body. So it's kind of like you're making a "U" with your arms. He's making a "U" with his arms and pressing that weight straight up over his head. He's focusing on keeping his tummy nice and tight, and his chest nice and tall."

"He's doing a bicep curl which works this part of your arm. For him, he's only going half way down because of his range of motion because of his chair, but if you're standing up you'll straighten your arms all the way down and pull straight up," Gibson continued. "So when do you breathe on these? When you breathe on the overhead presses or any sort of movement or exercise, you're going to breathe or blow your breath out when you're exerting force. So when you're pushing the weight, you're going to be blowing the breath out. When you're bringing the weight back down, or relaxing, is when you're going to inhale.

You don't want to force kids to get active because that's just going to frustrate them or make them even more stressed out.

If you'd like more information on her live streams, click here.

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