With the latest Australian Child Health Poll results in, it might seem all too familiar to most families out there, that trying to control daily screen time limits and incorporating physical activity into a child’s day is becoming quite a challenge in most households.
My 8 year old’s transformation into a more active and well-balanced person began with the first seconds he donned his ETURBO+. He is so encouraged to MOVE now, that he has done less sitting and lying around playing video games or watching gamers on YouTube, and spends more time just being active. He goes outside for sprints, then at random moments through the day does a quick swipe of his watch to dance mode and breaks out his moves…he is suddenly playing impromptu soccer games during school recess (in soccer/football mode of course!) and actually wants to learn about footy through the video tips and rules. He thinks his watch and it’s connectivity to the app makes it superior to the Garmins/FitBits he sees on his soccer teammates’ too.
He has always had trouble dealing with losing a game or not performing his best on the field – but this weekend, when his putt-putt golf game was not up to par, he had a meltdown. After a Stern demand that he pull himself together, without any suggestion as to how to get out of his funk, he switched his eTurbo+ to mindfulness mode and did the breathing exercise. It grounded him. He found his centre and finished off the game in better and better spirits. Catastrophe averted!!!
He loves playing the app online, even though he considers himself a “gamer” and plays much more involved things as well – but the incentive to MOVE and unlock more and more points and features is the hook that has kept him 100% involved and the results in his physical and emotional nature are so positive, so obvious. THANK YOU ELANATION!!!!