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Fight Summer Boredom With Fitness Tips for Kids

Kids swimming at pool in summerIf you’re a parent, you know the dreaded three words of summer: “I am bored.” Not only do you want your children to find engaging activities, you want them off the couch and doing something besides staring at a screen. Help your kids stay active and fight the summer boredom syndrome with these three tips.

Discover Local Parks and Recreation

Most local Parks and Recreation departments offer a wide variety of summer activities and camps for kids. Even if you don’t want to sign up for a whole summer of day camp, you can discover sports camps; dance and theater programs; and a neighborhood playground program through the City of Greensboro. Burlington Recreation and Parks department offers special camps in golf, soccer, basketball, tennis, and more.

Take a Swim

Local parks and recreation departments offer a number of both outdoor and indoor swimming pools, as well as some splash parks. Many pools also offer swimming lessons. Get kids to the pool by mid-morning or opt for late afternoon to avoid the harshest sun and heat of the day. A complete list of area pools is offered by Piedmont Parent magazine online.

Fun In Your Own Backyard

The outdoor games you loved as a kid can prove equally entertaining for your own children: tag, jump rope, and hide-and-go-seek all are fun ways to burn calories. If you have the space, consider investing in a net that can be used for both volleyball and badminton. Add to the fun by inviting friends over for an outdoor bowling game with a soccer ball and pins made from water bottles.

Take Care of the Ouch!

If your summer fun has been sidetracked by a sting, sprain, or rash, you can get a quick online medical visit  — even during the evenings or on weekends — with Cone Connected Care. Both children and adults can receive care from a board-certified doctor 24/7 with video and phone visits. Adults can get an online e-Visit from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week. Learn more or sign up for your visit today.

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