Children are becoming more and more stationary. Play during school days is limited, homework amounts have increased and computers, cell phones, games and the internet keep them engaged, inside and still. Did you know that kids aged 5-15 need at least 60 min of active play each day?! Less than a quarter of our kids get that amount of physical activity. They need to get active.
Why? There are SO many reasons – here is my best condensed list;
– Regular exercise improves cognitive brain function. This is hugely beneficial for academic reasons. For so many health benefits, actually, I can’t list them all – here’s a great site for more info.
–Improves endurance, strength, stamina, coordination, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, balance & agility! Whether they are just accident prone on the playground or are playing team sports, consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids.
–Develops healthy habits for life. Healthy kids make healthy adults. This adds up to fewer doctors appointments, less pharmaceuticals prescribed, and longer, healthier, happier lives overall.
–Improve Sleep & Focus! Moderate to vigorous activities done regularly will help kids’ bodies sleep better at night, which in turn helps keep their focus during the day.
–Reduces Stress & Builds Confidence. Exercise produces endorphins and endorphins make people happy. Confidence of movement in the gym spills over into confidence in other areas, proving to kids they can do more than they realized in KidsFit and in life.
-Have B.I.G Fun with Friends! B.I.G (Broad-Inclusive-General) Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. We put a strong emphasis on play!
Children who don’t get enough physical activity are at a greater risk of becoming overweight or obese. This makes it harder for them to be active and keep up in sport or play. Being overweight can also make kids more prone to conditions such as asthma, flat feet and joint sprains. In the long term, it can contribute to conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and liver disease. Research tells us that the warning signs for these conditions can be present in overweight teenagers as young as 15 years of age.
Get your kids moving more with Park Circle KidsFit!
Set them up for success in sports, school & life! Here’s the link to learn more and sign-up now!