As a parent, if you are looking to get your kids moving, and finding the best methods to get them excited about exercise, there are several ways to go about doing this. When you are trying to get kids exercising, allowing them to pick the methods of exercise is the best way to get them excited, and to get them off the sofa and moving. You will find that depending on your child's age, gender, and what interests they have, there will be many different sports that might interest them. So, rather than forcing them to join the baseball team, or soccer club, allow your child to pick the sports they want to engage in.
By allowing the child to be the decision maker, as a parent you are going to find that this will not only get your kids exercising, but will also allow them to keep up with the activity. Even if it is just going outside and running with their friends, if your child does not want to join a sports team, but is at least up and active, you should give them the freedom to do these activities, since they are not sitting indoors and playing video games all day. The more freedom you give your child to make the choice of the forms of exercise they will do, the more they will be excited to get outside and do it.
Parents will also find that by allowing their kids to choose the exercise, that the child will be much greater at it. So, if they do decide to join the local soccer league, you will find that they are going to be a lot better at the sport, than if you had forced them to join. The main reason is that they have an interest in it. If you had simply forced the child to play soccer, they would put very little to no effort in to the game at all, and would likely not get the levels of exercise that you want them to get. So, as long as your kids are exercising, and doing something they love, they will put more effort in to it, and will likely get much better at the sport as well.
By getting your kids exercising, and allowing them to choose the sports and games they love to play, you are doing all that you can as a parent to help your kids be healthy and happy. If you give them the discretion to choose, as long as they are active, this is something that will get them excited about exercising and about staying active in general. Your major goal should be to get them moving for at least an hour a day; the way that they choose to do so, should be up to the child, especially if they are a bit older. So, giving your child the discretion, and allowing them to engage in sports and exercise that they enjoy, rather than forcing them in to something, will ensure that they are excited about these activities.
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