The Benefits of Exercise for Children
Kids are our future, which is why it’s important to instill exercise into their life early on. Often times, the things we learn as children stick with us into adulthood. Kids are usually very active on their own, however, with the increasing popularity of smartphone and video game use, kids are becoming less likely to enjoy outdoor activities.
There are numerous benefits of exercising and being active. Aside from being in better shape, the immune system becomes stronger and the risk for type 2 diabetes is decreased. Obesity has been a big issue in America and this can be related to less exercise among kids. Without exercise, the body’s immunity starts to function less efficiently. Sweating releases toxins in the body and helps us feel better and more energized.
Staring at a bright screen can cause damage to the eye and create anxiety and concentration problems. Active children have better concentration skills and higher energy - even after a long day at school. In addition, active children sleep better because their body is ready for rest.
Food alone is not the ultimate answer to better health. Calcium can help build strong bones, but exercise increases your ability to absorb the calcium. Children with hyperactivity and those that are going through hormonal changes can become calmer and more focused with daily exercise.
Sometimes it can be hard to get kids to be active - the park might be too far away or your schedule may not allow you the time to travel. That’s why it’s important to provide your kids with easy access to physical activity at home. It’s easier to sit your kids down in front of the TV or video game console, but in the long run, you are doing them a disservice.
A play system stationed in the backyard provides ample exercise for kids. They are able to use their imagination and create new worlds of their own while running, climbing, and playing. At Rainbow Play Systems, we have the expertise to create the perfect backyard adventure land for your kids. Contact us today and let the fun begin!