We all want to raise strong and healthy kids, but does that mean we should let them exercise from a young age? What kind of exercise should they do?Would that cause them to stop growing? When it comes to kids’ exercise, there’re too many question that need to be answered.
If old tales taught us something, it would be that making sure that your kids are physically fit is important, so yes kids should exercise.
However, it’s essential to clarify that by “excursive” here, we don’t meanworking out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights. For kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when simply running and playing outside.
According to a recent study, physically fit kids have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses. Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better. The kids who exercise are also able to handle physical and emotional challenges from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.
Yet, parents should never try to enforce exercise on their kids, instead they should encourage their kids to be more active. The more the kids are encouraged to be active, the more likely it is that they are going to enjoy it and want to do it on a regular basis. And once this desire to be active is inside them, it will never go way turning them into healthy and strong human beings.