When do I start thinking about my child’s fitness?
At the same time you start thinking about other important factors of your child’s life like their first doctor’s appointment or their first words!! Physical activity should receive the same consideration as the food that they eat. Both are equally important components of health and fitness. Regular excercise is the only way to prevent decay of the body and it should become as much a part of everyday life for them as cleaning their teeth.
What are the benefits to my child?
- Physical activity creates physical fitness which will improve self-confidence.
- Physical fitness gives young children independence, muscle control and eye to hand co-ordination.
- Fitness in childhood helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
- Regular physical exercise increases energy levels.
- Physical fitness contributes to a better mood and an overall sense of well being.
- Physical fitness can have a positive impact on moral reasoning.
- Regular physical activity helps build a stronger heart.
Although we may think of movement only in terms of what it provides physically, in fact movement makes a major contribution to the development of the whole child, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. In other words it can help make your child become healthier, better skilled, better adjusted and even smarter!
Did you know?…….
“We are raising the first generation of children that are less healthy than their parents.”
“Children who adopt sedentary habits will be prone to obesity in later life.”
“Inactive children are at a risk of developing heart disease in later life.”
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