1 Moderate exercise in winter will help their white blood cells fight off viruses and improve their lung function. But overdoing it, especially when they have mild cold symptoms, will worsen and prolong their condition. So don’t think twice about keeping your little darling out of that hockey or soccer tournament if they’re not feeling themselves.
2 Exercise also really helps stave off the winter blues and helps your child de-stress. Fun, focused indoor activities that also teach them to find happiness within are ideal. To help with this, and to get them to cultivate mental and physical strength, Vinyasa yoga for kids is great. ‘Vinyasa’ means linking movement to breath – a technique that lays the basis for heightening self-awareness and inducing the calm, relaxed state that goes hand-in-hand with good concentration and feelings of contentedness. See Yoga4kids.co.za for a class near you.