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The Importance of Exercise for Children

With each year obesity becomes an increasing problem worldwide. Owing to the easy accessibility of junk food children may be at greater risk of becoming obese. That is why it is extremely important to keep children healthy and active. Aside from preventing obesity exercise for children is important as it will help prevent future health problems in the years to come.

Exercise for Children Can be Hard Work!

Getting a child to stay interested in a physical activity can prove to a mission nowadays because of video games and cellphones. That is why it is important to keep children interested in fitness by making it fun but not too strenuous on their developing bodies. Says Judy Wilson:

“Regular exercise, which can involve nature walks, unstructured play, bicycling, playing tag or participating on sports teams, benefits children in significant ways. All physical activity, even simple household chores, is beneficial.”

Here are a few tips or doing just that.

Aerobics is a Good Exercise for Children

Aerobic exercises are vital for increasing a child’s physical endurance. The fast beating of the heart and heaving breathing increase endurance over time and strengthens the heart. This helps prevent heart complications.

Examples of aerobic exercises are:

  • Hiking,
  • Running and jogging,
  • Dancing,
  • Swimming,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer, as well as
  • Skateboarding and cycling.

Physical Endurance is Important in Exercise for Children

Physical strength is just as important for the body as endurance is. However for a developing body – such as that of a child – it is important to keep strength exercises ata level that won’t hinder the child’s physical growth in any way. Meaning that lifting heavy weights is completely out of the question until the child is of an appropriate age.

Luckily there are muscle-strengthening exercises that are safe enough for children to do without the risk of stunning growth.

Examples of such workouts are:

  • Push-ups,
  • Stomach crunches,
  • Lunges,
  • Pull-ups, and
    Squats.

The above-mentioned examples are just a few of many exercises that are good for children. They must not be overdone owing to the risk of injury. With proper exercise, a child’s development into adulthood can be met with little or no health complications. This is why it is common for parents to hire qualified professionals to help train their children.
But it is important to make sure that your children has a trained that is an expertly trained and qualified profession. There’s no better place to earn such a qualification than Trifocus Fitness Academy which offers an Exercise and Children Course that will guarantee that you know all there is to know about children fitness. Click here for more information.