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Tips to Keep Tech Loving Teens Active

It seems that kids these days, especially teens are always looking at their screens, whether it be a computer, tablet or cell phone.

A lot of parents are concerned about their teen’s screentime and need some tips for keeping their teens active, I share your concerns and have a solution that will make everyone happy.

I was recently gifted the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro in exchange for a post sharing my honest opinion and knowing this is a great way to keep teens active, I accepted but keep in mind that although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own, as usual.

This post also contains affiliate links which means if you click a link and make a purchase, I receive a small portion of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Keep Teens Active

As a supermom, I try to always do what is best for my daughter and like most moms, I suffer from mom guilt at times when I feel that I may not have earned my cape for the day.

I feel like every once in a while it’s alright to take some time off from being an entertainer, a chef, a maid, a personal trainer, a beautician, a chauffeur, and the millions of other jobs that super moms take on every single day.

That doesn’t mean its easy, it is just necessary on occasion to do something for yourself and enjoy some time away from your duties.

On those days it can be easy to feel that mom guilt when you notice your teen has been on the computer for 4 straight hours and had candy for breakfast because you took the morning off telling them that they were on their own for breakfast, assuming they would grab a bowl of cereal that you set out for them.

Keep Teens Active

It doesn’t help when you have relatives like grandmothers who want to give you a guilt trip about your teen being more active or spending less time looking at a screen and more time riding their bike.

It also doesn’t help when every news headline talks about how technology and too much screen time is destroying our children.

The funny thing is that same news program telling you to cut down on screen time is encouraging you to watch their next broadcast and would be happy to have you watch all day long.

Another funny coincidence is the grandmother is the one that allowed you to play Nintendo until the sun came up as a child or let you watch her soaps or stories with her even though they are completely full of adult dialogue which has its own set of consequences.

Ultimately you will need to decide what works best for your children and while it is a good idea to have an open mind in order to learn from others it doesn’t always mean that anyone else knows what is right for your child.

It is best to monitor your children and make note of any differences in their behavior or personality to see what kind of impact screentime really has on them and it’s alright to allow your children a lazy tech day here and there to reward them for good behavior.

Keep Teens Active

To keep them active while enjoying their tech, you can pick up a FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro which offers whisper quiet pedaling, an adjustable desk and seat, and a great way to keep your teens active while enjoying their favorite tech products.

Keep Teens Active

It also doubles as a standing desk for those times that you just don’t feel like sitting, this is great for hyperactive kids and may double their productivity as well as increase their concentration as well as their focus.

Even if they look like they are focusing on one thing while really doing another.

Keep Teens Active

With the seating being highly adjustable, everyone in your family can use the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro as it adjusts to fit someone who is  5’1″ or 6’2″, or anywhere in between, it adjusts so easily.

Keep Teens Active

The wrist pad makes typing comfortable and even helps when reading or playing games because the soft cushion allows for a comfortable lean while pedaling fast.

Keep Teens Active

This low impact cycling motion is a great way to stay active while still allowing your teens to enjoy their favorite activities.

I like hopping on to write a quick blog post or check my email, we can all get use out of the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro, it is the perfect entire family workout desk.

It is on casters and only weighs 75 pounds so I can roll it around the house and put it anywhere I want without too much trouble.

Keep Teens Active

You can keep track of your speed and mileage as well as the calories you are burning on this compact exercise desk.

This 2018 CES Innovation Awards Honoree is a great way to keep your teen active while playing video games, reading, getting work done on the computer, or even talking on the phone.

You can find out more information about the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro by clicking here. 

 

Rachel Ferrucci

Thursday 12th of July 2018

These are great tips. I actually need this myself, it's so hard to stay active when I have to work all day (in the house). This would be perfect for any age and would be great to get in shape!

Nadalie Bardo

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

How fun is this! I think I need this for myself, I'm so bad with sitting at my desk for hours and hours and never finding time to exercise. I've seen treadmill desks, but I think the idea of an exercise bike desk even better.

Gemille Sleweon

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

This is interesting. I personally wouldn't want to do this while working out, but i appreciate the concept of incorporating exercise with teens who tend to love a computer screen. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

This would be amazing. I can see my kids riding for miles. I should probably use it myself. I can't imagine the workouts I would get done.

Vyjay Rao

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

The amount of time that teens are spending in front of screens, be it laptops, television, or mobiles is really a cause for concern. The Flexispot dekicize looks like a boon. Nice way to ensure that the kids get some exercise while they are glue to their screeens.