Discover 10 important benefits of physical activity. Some of them may surprise you! Improve your kids fitness with fun, physical activities, exercise, and games. These health related fitness tips will help your kids combat childhood obesity and grow into healthy adults.
It's a disturbing fact that kids fitness levels are plummeting, childhood obesity levels are at record highs, and the overall health and wellness of the family is on a steep decline.
And there are no signs of slowing down...
Children are more sedentary now more than ever, and when children are inactive on a regular and long-term basis, the stage is set for health problems to creep up on them later in life.
As parents, we can't leave it up to the schools to provide the exercise and physical activities needed for the development of our kids' healthy bodies.
Many people, including a lot of kids, are put off at the thought of exercise. In their minds, it sounds hot and tiring and painful!
Well, it doesn't have to be. In fact, with the right activities, getting in shape can be pretty fun!
1 lb of fat
Research shows that kids who are inactive often become adults who are inactive. And when the human body doesn't exert itself to burn the energy it consumes in the form of food, that energy is stored as FAT. Gross, huh?!
There are a lot of health problems associated with inactivity:
There is good news though...
A little exercise each day can improve each area. Studies show that it only takes at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity level activity everyday to reap the health benefits of exercise.
We've all heard that exercise is good for us but, in case you wonder what that really means, here are some proven benefits:
And that's just for starters...
Other benefits of physical activity include:
But more than anything, playing kids fitness games can be just plain FUN!
Many of the games listed in Kids Sports Activities are aimed at helping keep kids healthy by getting them active.
There's a wide variety of kids fitness games to choose from, so you should have no trouble finding plenty of opportunities to get your hearts pumping, burn some calories, and enjoy all the benefits of physical activity! Give Zumba a try!
Visit AHA Healthy Kids to learn more about the importance of staying active and eating healthy.