As technology continues to advance, it also becomes more integrated into our daily routines. Children are growing up in a world where video games and digital interactions are replacing outside activities. At Exergame, we are working to combine the best of both worlds, so kids can keep playing the games they love while also staying physically active. Our team has broken down why this is so important.
Prevent Childhood Obesity
Being physically inactive can lead to obesity among children who consume high quantities of calories. Moving around and staying active burns these calories and can keep kids fit for their age and height. Being overweight is not healthy as it can lead to serious diseases later in life which we will detail further.
Reduce Possibility of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts how our bodies process glucose leading to fatigue, hunger, and blurred vision. This is primarily caused by obesity. Because obesity is already tied to a lack of movement, type 2 diabetes can clearly be tied to inactivity as well. Promoting physical activity at a young age can not only reduce the possibility of obesity in your children, it can lower their probability of becoming diagnosed with diabetes.
Lower Risk of Cancer
The World Cancer Research Fund has found a link between the disease and physical inactivity. By implementing regular physical activity into the lives of your kids, you can help them reduce their risk of developing dangerous health conditions such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
Another ailment tied to obesity is osteoporosis which is a disease that makes your bones weak and brittle. Being physically inactive causes low bone density. Put this together with a larger body to carry, and your children’s stature could begin to deteriorate.
Behavior learned at a young age sets the stage for our lives down the line. Emphasizing the importance of movement and activity to your kids is a great way to help them live a happier and healthier life. At Exergame, we help make physical movement just another part of the games they already love. With all of our cutting edge active games, we have fitness solutions for all situations. Contact us today to learn more about how we make fitness fun.