Is Swinging on a Swing Good Exercise?

It can be harder than ever before to find ways to encourage your kids to get active outside — and a new swing set can seem like a surefire way to do it. That’s why many parents have started to ask the question, “Is swinging on a swing good exercise?” Yes, it is — experts have stated that swinging on a swing set for 30 minutes is equivalent to walking for 22 minutes or swimming for 13 minutes. They estimate that just a half an hour of swinging will burn around 100 calories!

Adventure World Play Sets believes that children becoming more active is something to celebrate. That is why we are dedicated to creating premium quality and safe children’s swing sets to inspire kids to spend more time outside. In today’s blog, we are highlighting some of our favorite swing set exercise tips that’ll motivate your kids stay to stay active!

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5 More Ways to Get Swing Set Exercise

Swing set exercise is starting to take off because many parents agree that coaxing your child to swing on a swing set is a hassle-free alternative to swimming, walking or more traditional workouts. Plus, burning 100 calories in a fun 30 minutes isn’t bad at all!

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Though there are many benefits to the swing set exercise that we mentioned above, there are many other ways to get your children active and playing outside. Below we are suggesting our favorite ideas for kids to remain physically fit while playing outside. Trust us when we say that swing set exercise is just the beginning of what your child can do with an outdoor playset.

1. Rock Wall

Adding a custom rock wall to your outdoor playset is a great way to encourage your kids to have fun and be active. Our rock walls come with strategically placed rocks to make it just hard enough —and satisfying— for your child to reach the top. All of our rock walls come with an attached rope so that your child will be safe as they scale the summit. We offer our rock walls in both regular and mini options, so no matter your children’s age group, they can find a rock wall that works for them.

2. Overhead Climbers

Overhead climbers (also called monkey bars) are a great way to build upper arm strength and determination in your child. Making your way across the overhead climbers is partly a test of physical strength but also of a child’s commitment to making it to the end. We advise that parents are there to assist or catch a child until they can complete the overhead climbers on their own.

3. Fireman’s Pole

A fireman’s pole is a red pole that can be attached to any of our custom playsets. This pole is a great way for your child to build their upper arm strength by either trying to climb to the top of the pole or staying at the top while gravity works to bring them down to earth. Why not have a competition between your children or the neighborhood kids to see who can reach the top first — or hang out the longest!

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4. Easy Rider Glider

If you have multiple children or want to encourage your child to play with others more, then an easy rider glider is a great solution. An easy rider glider allows for two children to sit on either side of a bench and push and pull back and forth to get the glider to move. This can be a fun way for children to interact with one another and get that healthy swing set exercise at the same time. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have watching your child make friends and be active at the same time.

5. Parallel Bars

You might have seen parallel bars more frequently on an Olympic television than a child’s playset, but we can custom install this playset accessory to make it easy for kids to get healthy and have fun. Kids can easily climb over these bars, hold themselves up, and even learn safe tricks to maneuver around the parallel bars. It could be fun to time each of your children and see how long they can hold themselves up on the parallel bars.

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So, is swinging on a swing good exercise for your child? We can answer that question with a resounding yes. As you can see from above, allowing your child to have fun and burn calories is a great way to ensure they stay healthy in the long run. At Adventure World Play Sets, we make the playset or swing set building process simple and highly customizable. All of the swing set exercises we mentioned above can be made easy with any of our playsets or swing sets.

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