Wouldn’t exercise if you paid him? Well, maybe somebody will pay him.
An extra benefit of many of the odd jobs teens can do is the physical activity they involve. Any of the following will get your teen moving.
- Cleaning up. Housework can be great exercise. Perhaps a neighbor wants someone to clean out her garage or straighten up her basement.
- Taking care of the yard. In winter, he can shovel snow. In fall, rake leaves. In spring and summer, weed gardens and mow lawns.
- Keeping up with the tykes. Babysitting a toddler or preschool child is not a job often done sitting down. Children this age love to climb and run. Your teen can work up a sweat running after them.
- Sharing the workout with a four-legged friend. Taking an active dog for a walk builds the arm muscles as well as the leg muscles.
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