In a Daily Mail interview, Olympics gold medalist Andy Murray shared how he guides his two daughters – Sophia and Edie -, to practicing sports rather than being captured by the digital medium. Andy tries to inspire youngsters around the world – including his two daughters, Sophie and Edie -, to have a healthy and active lifestyle.
He even partnered with Change4Life, a campaign meant to fulfill his previously mentioned goal. The Scottish talked about how competition in sports can bring different things to those who practice them: “Competitive sports can be high pressure and stressful, but also extremely rewarding.
I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs in my career, but they have helped shape me into the person that I am today and I think I am a stronger person for it” Also, Murray supports physical activity of any kind, be it on a competitive level or just a friendly encounter: “The great thing is, you don’t need to play sports competitively to feel the benefits.
Just being active, or playing sports in schools, with your family or locally can do wonders - not only for our physical health, but also it improves confidence, self-esteem and can help reduce stress and anxiety too. I’ll be encouraging them to have fun and get moving and then we'll cross that bridge if we get to it and it’s something they are interested in pursuing”.
Andy shared the key that lets parents blend technology with physical activity: “It's definitely hard and I'm sure most parents can sympathize as technology is such an ingrained part of life - but it's all about balance.
We have found that making games or physical activity fun and exciting, is the best way to engage them”. The 2012 London Olympics champion ended his piece on this subject with a motivational message for the youngsters nowadays: “It's also important to teach kids from a young age that they don't need any particular skills to play sports or to be active.
They may think they need to be 'fast' or 'strong' when actually, all they need to be is themselves”.