The Benefits Of Exercise For Children
Children are less physically fit than they were a generation ago.
Inactive children, when compared to active children, weigh more and have higher blood pressure. Most importantly, inactive children are more likely to become inactive adults.
It is recommended your child be active at least 60 minutes a day. That can be done all at once or in shorter periods. When it comes to physical activity, every little bit counts!
There are many benefits to keeping your child active.
Regular physical activity helps control weight gain and improves your child’s self-esteem.
It can increase your child’s life expectancy
Being active also helps kids sleep better, stay alert during the day, and reduces anxiety and stress.
It builds a stronger immune system
It can reduce the risk of some cancers and diabetes
Helps lower cholesterol levels
Great for exercising the heart and lungs and preventing cardiovascular disease
Helps build stronger dense bones.
It strengthens your child’s muscles and improves coordination
It improves your child’s physical skills like jumping, throwing, kicking and catching
Written by Michelle Mirizzi
Written on Jul 15, 2012
Last updated on Sep 02, 2013
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