Motivating Kids to Stay Active

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by Jenny Gaal, Fitness Director

All kids love to play on a playground! Most kids are active and love to move around. Many might not think that climbing to the top of a slide or swinging from the monkey bars can be terrific exercise. However, as kids get older, it can be a challenge for kids to get enough daily activity. Reasons include increasing demands of school, a feeling among some kids that they aren’t good at sports, a lack of active role models, and busy working families. In spite of these challenges, parents and caregivers can instill a love of activity and help kids fit it into their everyday lives. Doing so can set healthy patterns that will last into adulthood.

There are many benefits that exercise has to offer your kids. Some of which include:

  • strong muscles and bones
  • weight control
  • decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • better sleep
  • a better outlook on life

Healthy, physically active kids also are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. Best of all, physical competence builds self-esteem at every age.

If you have not checked out our fitness classes yet a Fun & Fitness Gymnastics, now is the time! First trial class is always free.