Value of youth fitness
Reviewing benefits of youth fitness
Though almost everyone understands the importance of youth fitness, in reality, it’s often overlooked. This negligence can be triggered by a lot of things, from the lack of educated approaches, and time management challenges, to the fear of injury, and much more. There isn’t any shortage of reasons when it comes to refraining children from doing regular physical activities in a systematic manner.
Unfortunately, these days, access to youth fitness programs has become limited to a good extent because of various reasons. However, recognizing the actual value of youth fitness is crucial for people who usually don’t encourage kids for this.
Here’re the key benefits of youth fitness.
- Weight control: Regular physical activity together with lowered calorie intake has been associated with weight-loss effects. In addition, it also helps children stay away from elevated risks of different health problems like type 2 diabetes, growth hormone dysregulation etc.
- Mental health: Physical activity leaves a beneficial effect on the kids’ mental health. In can lower depression symptoms and anxiety, while increasing their self-esteem.
- Cognitive development: Physical development and cognitive development go hand-in-hand. Though the relationship continues for life, it’s most crucial at younger age. When children are physically active, their brain develops properly, thus allowing them to indulge in new types of activities.
- Bone building: Regular physical exercise and activity elevate bone mineral density, thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis later in adult life. During a child’s growth, the skeleton appears to be the most responsive to the impacts of physical activity.
These are just some of the benefits of youth fitness. There are many others that can also be achieved with proper guidance and training.
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Zabonick, Rachel. “Recognizing the Importance of Youth Fitness.” ClubSolutions, June 27, 2013. https://clubsolutionsmagazine.com/2013/06/recognizing-the-importance-of-youth-fitness/
Klika, Brett. “Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise.” ACE, June 7, 2017. https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/6441/top-10-reasons-children-should-exercise