Does your child’s daily schedule include physical fitness? Perhaps you have children who are stuck in a rut, even at school, that leaves them without the time needed to engage in physical activities.
We are sure you have heard that exercise is the remedy for childhood obesity and poor health. While this is true, there are several more reasons that exercise is important for children. So if your children are in environments in which that cannot be active, their health is undermined.
When people talk about getting fit, they often assume it requires a trip to the gym and rigorous activity that leaves the body in pain. But the truth of the matter is that children can get into shape and stay in shape performing activities that are fun. Interactive fitness and gaming products put the fun into exercise. And if your local school, health club or YMCA isn’t a part of this cutting-edge fitness craze, then you need to tell them about Exergame.
When children engage in physical fitness through the use of active wall games, dance and step games and interactive climbing, they are enjoying several health benefits.
Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
Exercise makes your heart beat faster and makes you breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, which lowers your blood sugar levels. This doesn’t just happen while you exercise, blood sugar levels drop for as long as 24 to 48 hours after you finish your workout.
Just as muscles grow stronger when you exercise, as do your bones. Exercise increases bone density, which helps prevent osteoporosis, a condition that leaves bones weak and fragile.
Your heart is a muscle and just like all of the other muscles in your body, it performs much better when it is challenged by exercise on a regular basis. Your heart responds to exercise by becoming more efficient and stronger. A strong heart is a heart that wards off heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
Exercise benefits a child’s brain in significant ways. Exercise stimulates the formation of neurons and enhances the substance that brain cells need to grow. Children who exercise experience better cognitive performance and focus and subsequently tend to do better at school.
Children who are in good physical shape due to exercise and diet also have more rapid reaction times than children who don’t exercise. Children who exercise also sleep better at night.
Children who exercise on a regular basis are more active and more energetic, and not in a bad sense.
Enhanced Emotional Well-Being
People who exercise report that they have a sense of well-being and feel calm when they complete a workout. Exercise increases serotonin levels in the central nervous system, which causes pleasant feelings and also causes people to feel pretty good about themselves.
Exergame Fitness is leading a new movement that incorporates technology into fitness. We help provide children and others a new way to engage in physical fitness that is engaging and fun. Give us a call today.