Five Minutes for Fitness: Noggin Workout

Rainy days usually bring a lot of television viewing in our house.  I’m not proud of the fact that I use Noggin and Nick Jr. to entertain my children on rainy days, but some times a mom can only play so many rounds of Candy Land and Hi Ho Cherry-O.

Too much television will cause my little one and I to get a bit antsy.  Thankfully, Noggin offers music videos between programs to motivate little couch potatoes to move.

One of our favorite Noggin music videos is Move Your Feet by David Weinstone.  When his funky beats start tapping, it always forces us to tear up the floor.

Emmalynn loves Dora the Explorer.  Of course, her We Did It will have you twisting along, but Dora’s Bate, Bate Chocolate song sticks in my head and makes me mix it all day long.  I’ll add a few squats while mixing my chocolate.

The Backyardigans are known for their rad moves, but I love to follow their foot steps in the theme song.  A good lasso can do wonders for your upper body and core!

I searched all over YouTube to find a decent Backyardigans theme song video in English, but it seems to be obsolete.  “Will” and the gang is the best I could find.  “Will” isn’t doing much dancing, but you get the idea.  It’s a pretty entertaining video regardless.

Then, there’s LazyTown.  We’re not really LazyTown fans.  Honestly, the wannabe muppet puppet characters scary me, but Sportacus makes for nice eye candy.  When Bing Bang blasts through our boob tube, my girls and I jump up and dance along.  Unfortunately, I still haven’t mastered my Russian jump or backflips.

If you can tolerate the tunes without wanting puncturing your eardrums, then give my Noggin workout a go.


  1. Cascia @ Healthy Moms says:

    My kids love all of those shows. I don’t let them watch too much television but when I do I try to make sure that it is either educational programing or something with a lot of music so they are not just lying around watching it.

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