For most people, the idea of exercise evokes an image of sweat on a modern cardio machine or pressing iron with beads of sweat streaming down his face. But the truth is that any form of physical activity can be classified as exercise and lead to a healthy body, not only that, but the human body was created to be an active partner “machine” and requires that this issue continues run correctly.
With children, it is no different. Rarely, if ever, a child will be taken on a proactive program to make them more capable, but when it comes to children, exercise is actually an easy task. You simply promote a life full of activity.
And benefits for a child or any human being, are immense. A person who gets plenty of exercise develops a lean body and control the accumulation of fat cells, which means they are less likely to become obese and develop diabetes risk. Exercise makes bones and muscles strong and continuous cholesterol and blood pressure to normal levels.
Finally, scientists have shown that exercise is the number one way to contribute to an emotional state, and be in shape promotes confidence. For children, make healthy activity a normal part of life is particularly important because it sets the foundation for a healthy lifestyle as an ongoing effort. To top it off, they get a better night’s rest and are more prepared at all levels to face the inevitable hardships that life brings our way.
Physical fitness should at some level promote strength, flexibility and endurance, and there are many activities that encourage that. Aerobic activity is a given and often a natural tendency for children. Whether you play a game of tag, biking with friends, or go swimming on a summer day, it is not difficult to get a kid to run.
Strength training can take the form of a little roughhousing with friends, climbing on play sets outdoor, or do gymnastics, whether intentionally or by another means of play and challenge.
In fact, a light gym routine with your children in the morning can be a good way to exercise together in the building start at the same time as usual throughout a fitness routine. Do not push them too heavy or hard to make it fun.
This may also include stretching if you want to encourage the development of flexibility at an early age, but there are often children are naturally flexible (ever seen a child chewing her big toe?) And to get a lot of flexibility simply to be active, and a lot has worked tirelessly through a full range of motion.