Child Exercise is important for healthy bodies. Exercise for kids really means that they are being physically active. Kids exercise when they are at the gym at school, or baseball practice. Even when they are riding their bikes and playing tag or hide and seek. It is important that as parents we teach our children at a young age the importance of exercise.
Even toddlers can learn to develop the "healthy" habits that accompany exercise. It is important to not only have a healthy diet but also to be physically active. I know my four year old would live at the park because he has so much Fun, running and playing. As your child gets older it is important to explain to them just how critical exercise is.
The Benefits of Exercise
Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Kids who are active will:
There are three elements to exercise. Endurance, Strength and Flexibility. We have to encourage our children to do different activities. By doing this, you will ensure that all three elements are being utilized.
Endurance Exercise examples:
Strength Exercise examples:
Stretching Exercises Examples:
How much Exercise is Required Daily for Children?
So it is critical that we as parents make exercise a PRIORITY for the entire family. A healthy diet along with great exercise is the way to go. The numbers for obesity in this country are staggering. We want our toddlers and children to know just how important child exercise can be.