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- Exercise is important for children of all ages.
- You can let your child know all of the important benefits that exercise will bring.
It is important that children get plenty of exercise, but kids do not know why getting all of that exercise is so important. The next time your child questions the benefits of getting outside and playing or going to soccer practice, you can tell the child the following.
Exercise gives you more energy. When you start playing more and getting plenty of physical activity, you will be able to do even better in your favourite sports.
When you have more exercise, it can even boost your brainpower. This means that it will be easier to concentrate and focus while in school and it can help to improve grades.
Exercise is good for building strength and endurance. Kids want to be strong like Superman and fast like the Flash, and more exercise is going to make for stronger and faster bodies.
Exercise when coupled with team sports will help you find some new friends. You will be able to make friends with the other children on your soccer team.
You have plenty of different options when it comes to getting exercise. You will be able to play soccer, go swimming, ride your bike and do all of the other fun things that you want to do because it is all healthy exercise.
While most children do not know much about disease, as parents you know that exercise can help ward off health problems. You can tell your child that exercise makes their bodies healthier and their insides are able to fight off germs and sickness better.
Tell your child that they do not have to get exercise on their own. He or she can join a soccer club or invite some friends over to play in the yard.
Let your child know that you are willing to exercise along with him or her. Whether you take a bike ride together, go swimming in the pool or hiking, the child will appreciate some quality time with parents.
Let the child know that those who exercise tend to live longer, healthier and happier lives. They will be able to get around on their own when they get older. For younger children, this might be difficult to explain, but older children and teens will understand.
Children who exercise now have a better chance of staying slim and not becoming another obesity statistic when they get older.
Activity for Parents and Children to Get Exercise
- Plan a day at the local park.
- Pack up a healthy picnic lunch and bring along a soccer ball and other sporting equipment.
- Play and exercise before you sit down for your picnic meal.