Traditionally, exercise has been considered necessary for adults and reason was that children are naturally active and do not need any structured program of physical activity. But now it has proved that regular workout is necessary for a child’s health. For a modern child fitness is a backseat matter. Children are becoming victims of inactive, unmotivated, unhealthy lifestyles and their health is deteriorating day by day.
Ignorance of exercise and nourished diet make most of children obese. It is the duty of parents to pay attention for the fitness of their children. Exercise like running, walking, cycling and swimming in routine strengthen your child’s cardiovascular system and establishes healthy exercise habits which will affect long term health positively.
Normally children get bored with routine exercise. Make exercise fun by organizing games, dancing programs etc. Initiate your child to play games like soccer, softball, football, baseball, tennis, golf and even swimming. All these methods of exercise are great ways of fitness.
Fitness and exercise make your children’s muscles and bones strong. They learn how to control their body fat and they are less likely to become obese. There are very low chances of type 2 diabetes among the children who have fitness and exercise routine. Fitness and exercise lowers the blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.
Parents allow their kids to do exercise in their supervision only. They should decide whether their kids are getting enough exercise and nutritious diet or not. All kids 2 years and older should get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise on all days of the week. Add fruits and vegetables to their diet. Now give a start to fitness and exercise routine of your child and make his/her life healthy.