Kids Fitness and How It Can Help Shape Their Future
It seems today that children spend most of their time sitting in front of a screen or in a classroom rather than going outside to engage in social or physical activity. Physical activity and exercise impact our personal physical and mental development. It’s a vital component of your child’s development because it helps lay strong foundations for a healthy life.
Regular Exercise Makes the Heart Stronger
The hardest working and the most important muscle in the human body is the heart. And it gets exercised during physical activity. Most popular weight-loss and power training models today are based on personalized training sessions to be in sync with your heart rate.
It’s crucial to help your child adopt healthy training and exercise habits early on in their life. But it’s of far greater importance to personalize their training to reflect their heart rate and make the best of it. Regular heart rate training and exercise help reduce risk from a wide range of cardiovascular diseases later in life – from high cholesterol and blood pressure to diabetes and obesity.
Improves Balance, Flexibility, Coordination, and Strength
Playgrounds are the best place to develop this culture early on. Why? Because sometimes it can be tough to make these exercises fun for the kids. “Stay on one leg for 30 seconds. Now the other one”, it quickly loses their interest.
Simple playground games such as hopscotch, jump rope, and monkey bars can do wonders for your child in terms of balance, flexibility, muscle coordination, and strength. And aside physical aspects, it also helps them in their mental and emotional development as they gain more confidence when mastering each game.
Improves Posture and Strengthens Bones
Poor posture almost always results in fatigue, neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Given enough time, poor posture can result in severe development issues such as spine deformation or alignment problems due to chronic slouching. And all of these result in poor physical and cognitive coordination.
Poor posture is mostly influenced by laziness or inactivity – both of which impact our bone density. To avoid losing bone density over time due to inactivity, you need to engage your kids in some type of physical activity. Weak bones can lead to many other chiropractic problems, which is why the childhood period of growth and development is the best time to work on this. The more they age, the harder it will be for them to break their established habits.
Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence
Today we see a greater emphasis on emotional health than ever before because people see the correlation between physical exercise and good mood, positivity, confidence, and self-esteem. Exercising can boost our emotional health because it promotes the release of serotonin and endorphins in the brain. After playing sports or having fun on the playground, children feel a greater sense of optimism and well-being. That can help them build a positive self-image, which can be crucial for combating depression or anxiety later in life.
From laying the right foundations for their future health to improving cognitive and social skills (kids in the playground make friends easily), youth fitness comes with a myriad of benefits. Guiding your kids through fun physical activities will increase the chance of their adopting healthier habits and lifestyles that can significantly shape their future.
Inspiration and motivation are key to staying on the right path. When things get tough, remind yourself that it’s important to believe in yourself and work hard. Inspyr Gear is here to help your kids learn to build their health and mental strength!