Stamford, Conn. (PRWEB) July 13, 2005
When Earl Woods built a driving range on his garage, he never imagined his son Tiger Woods would become one of the greatest golfers of all time. He simply wanted his son to practice a sport he loved, one that might build his character. What happened, of course, is a combination of talent, luck, practice and, perhaps, destiny. Members of AP9 SimplyYou IK9 SimplyYou, a membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, can use their benefits to encourage their kids to participate in physical activity for their mental and physical health.
The goal is to get kids to engage in some kind of physical activity for one or two hours a day. Encourage them to get off the couch and play games like hopscotch, hide-and-seek, tag or jump-rope, activities that burn calories and improve social and fitness skills. While promoting participation in competitive sports is worthwhile, itÂs important for parents to be aware of the maturity, skill levels and interests of their kids before deciding to enroll them in a particular sport.
Members of AP9 SimplyYou IK9 SimplyYou can log on to Dealpass to find a variety of helpful resources to increase their childrenÂs physical activities while saving money. At the same time, AP9 SimplyYou (IK9 SimplyYou) has some tips to encourage kids to plunge into activities that will pump their hearts and move their bodies:
--Start when they are young, and help them progress as they grow. Begin at ages 2 to 3 with supervised toddler gymnastics or swimming lessons as well as running or walking in a yard or playground. With their motor skills more polished by ages 4 to 6, dancing and biking are good choices; so is playing catch with light balls. From age 7 and up, they are ready to play any team sport.
-- Pay attention to the sports or activities that interest your children. If they get excited about watching Venus or Serena Williams play tennis, take them to watch a local match. If the interest is still there, sign them up for tennis lessons, or find out if they can practice at school.
-- Set an example by staying active yourself. Develop a routine wherein the whole family takes a walk around the neighborhood. You can jog while your kids follow you on their bikes, rollerblades or skateboards.
-- Get them fitness-oriented gifts for birthdays or holidays. Hula-hoops, jump-ropes, bicycles, a basketball or a baseball bat are usually good ideas, but remember to take your kidsÂ interests into consideration.
--If your children arenÂt into sports, donÂt pressure them to pursue one. Make sure they donÂt spend too much sedentary time, and ask them to walk the dog, mow the lawn or perform other physical chores around the house.
In addition to significant discounts on healthy activities, AP9 SimplyYou (IK9 SimplyYou) offers members significant savings on beauty supplies, shopping, home needs and much more.
About AP9 SimplyYou (IK9 SimplyYou)
AP9 SimplyYou IK9 SimplyYou is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 Simply You (IK9 Simply You).