Over the last 3 decades, the obesity rates in children have almost doubled and tripled in teens due to their inactiveness and less physical activities. With the recent changes and developments taking place in various sectors, people have become more inclined to the comfort activities and indoor entertainment, which have distant them from various physical activities like going to park, playing and sweating. Physical activities for kids are of utmost importance as childhood is the foundation period for their bodies and so as their lifestyles. According to Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents of age 6 and above need at least 60 minutes of physical activity or exercise every day. In this article we will discuss about factors keeping children away from physical activities and why physical activity for children is important.
Exercise is categorized into three different intensity levels i.e. low, moderate and vigorous. Many influential factors that contribute in keeping kids away from physical activities include:
Children who are inactive in their routines are more likely to suffer from various health conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, blood sugar, type A diabetes, heart diseases, blood pressures, weaker bone densities, etc. We must have observed the increasing health issues in kids, adolescents and teens, which clearly demonstrate the state of physical action in children’s life.
Here is the list of few of the many reasons to why physical activity is important for children
Apart from these, there are many benefits of physical activity that you may observe if you start providing your child with at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day. Healthy kids become efficient, competent, decisive and energetic adults that support them in acquiring better lifestyles and livelihoods.
Parents are the biggest pillars in their child’s foundation and thus giving a new meaning and direction to their lives. Help your children to achieve the feeling of true bliss and contentment that will come only with a healthy body and positive attitude.
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