Encourage a healthier lifestyle to children, including an hour of physical activity every day at home and school, as it plays vital role in the health, well-being and quality of life of the young kids.
How much physical activity do 5-11 years kids need?
According to health experts, children aged between 5-11 need to work at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity, while an additional play hour is more beneficial. The fitness experts suggest including vigorous-intensity activities at least three days per week for muscle and bone strength.
Physically Active Tips for Kids of 5-11 years
Get them active by encouraging them to walk to nearby by stores, libraries, athletic ground or school.
Instead of taking a ride, let them opt for skateboard, bike or a run.
Encourage your kids to move around be it walk the dog with you, rake the leaves, shovel snow or carry the groceries.
Don’t encourage too much of computers, TV, Smartphones time to your kids and reduce their screen time.
Try building active opportunities into daily routines and encourage kids to partake in school sports activities.
Moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as walking quickly, skating, bike riding and skateboarding increases heart rate and helps you improve posture and balance.
Also include Muscle-strengthening activities like climbing and swinging on playground equipment to kids which helps in making their bones stronger.
Combine aerobic and strengthening activities to children that helps in faster breathing, strengthening activities build muscles and bones.
Health Benefits of Physical Exercise
- Improves your fitness levels
- Increases focus and enhance memory
- Better Opportunities for socializing
- Physical activity improves concentrations and helps you better academic scores
- It supports stronger heart, bones and healthier muscles
- It encourages good health and body growth
- Improved self-esteem and lowers stress.
- Physical activity betters posture and balance
*Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed