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Benefits of Exercise For Kids

Explore the benefits of exercise and how it helps bodies of all ages.

Kids who exercise

  1. Are more likely to continue exercising as adults.
  2. Will achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
  3. Build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones, and joints.
  4. Increase their opportunity to develop interpersonal skills.
  5. Improve their quantity and quality of sleep.
  6. Improve their school attendance and enhance their academic performance.
  7. Have greater self-esteem and a better self-image.
  8. Prevent the development of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
  9. Decrease anxiety and depression and have an overall better mood.
  10. Have improved motor coordination and enhanced development of various motor performance skills.

Here is how exercise works:

Exercise makes your heart happy. Your heart is a muscle. It’s the engine of the human body as it pumps blood to the entire body. Kids can help their heart become stronger through aerobic exercise. When you give your heart an aerobic workout on a regular basis, it will function at peak efficiency.

Exercise makes all muscles stronger. There are seven primal movement patterns we perform on a daily basis: squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, and walking/running/jumping. At the core of it all, exercise is all about movement. It’s important to teach kids how to live and move in their own bodies, therefore, the primary goal is to teach kids how to move optimally. The more we move, the stronger we become; we have an increased awareness of our body in space (proprioception) and practice makes perfect. Proper movement means less injuries and increased efficiency.

Exercise is cool because It makes you feel good, it makes your heart happy, it makes you stronger and more flexible, and lastly, it builds character.

Now that you understand the how and the why, it’s time to think about how you can help your kids live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Contact us today to discuss the possibilities.