Physical activity helps us with regulation and sensory input. Below are some descriptions of different types of movement for you and your child to connect through exercise.
Aerobic: any physical activity that makes you sweat, causes you to breathe harder, and gets your heart beating faster.
Proprioception: any input that helps the body sense its location in the world around you
Vestibular: any motion that coordinates movements of the eyes, head and body which affect our body’s balance
Brain Integration: any exercise that helps our nervous system communicate with our brain.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Pencil and printed handout
2. Indoor/Outdoor space for moving around
3. Extra energy and a drink
For more tips on the emotional benefits of exercise, check out our Coffee with Chosen video on Increasing the Family Fun Factor