Why Kids Need To Exercise

Children at a playground

Why do kids need to exercise?

Regular exercise aids children’s overall psychological and physical well-being.  Physical activity develops children’s strength and gives them more confidence and self-assurance, giving them a good sense of self-worth and increased self-esteem.  This in turn will reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

What are the Benefits of Physical Activity?

Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, muscles, lungs etc giving children improved health advantages.  But the benefits of physical activity extend far beyond the mere strengthening of muscles and improved body tone.  Exercise strengthens and builds concentration, enhancing mood levels, resulting in better cognitive abilities, enabling children to be more alert and focused.  This results in higher levels of clear thinking and problem-solving skills, giving children an increased advantage over others at school.

Exercise for Kids

Children need to exercise

It’s essential for young children to try many and varied activities such as skipping, jumping, stretching, running. bike riding, skating, cricket, ball catching games, basketball and so many more, as all these help balance, hand control and develop hand-eye coordination skills.

Children who exercise, along with a healthy eating plan on a regular basis, are better able to control weight issues, decipher difficult problems and develop their problem solving skills …..this gives them a distinct increased advantage over other children.

The Health Benefits of Exercise

Physical activity is important for a young person’s developing brain, lungs and muscles, helping children to be less likely to suffer from mood swings, anxiety or body image difficulties.  Fun physical activities, such as aerobics, pilates, jogging and stretching, along with many other things, encourage healthy, happier children.

Encourage your Children

When children have a supportive environment, where their teachers and parents are actively participating and being involved in watching, helping, transporting them to activities, a child’s health and well-being is greatly strengthened.

When children are encouraged to be actively involved in sports and exercise, they are more likely to take care, not only of their physical well-being, but will take a greater interest in their overall health and nutrition.

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