Why Exercise Is Important for Growing Children

Thursday - December 04, 2014

Exercise and physical activity are important components of any growing child's life.

 

Everyone knows the importance of a solid education in forming a basis for the rest of a child’s life, but physical activities and exercise are just as important. Physical movement and energy exertion improve physical health just as education and familial support can improve mental and emotional health. Facilitating an environment that encourages regular exercise is one of the best ways to help your child develop.

Just take a look at some of the ways physical exercise benefits growing children:

·         Exercise builds a stronger immune system, allowing children to fight off infectious diseases with greater ease.

·         Children are at lower risk for type 2 diabetes, and have improved carbohydrate metabolism.

·         Children are at lower risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

·         Exercise results in stronger cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

·         Children who exercise tend to stay at a healthier weight, with a stronger bone and muscular structure.

·         Exercise leads to greater blood flow, transporting oxygen and nutrients more efficiently throughout the body.

·         Children who exercise increases the release of positive hormones while burning of negative hormones, leading to greater mental and emotional function.

·         Exercise improves memory, information retention, and even concentration in children.

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Everyone knows the importance of a solid education in forming a basis for the rest of a child’s life, but physical activities and exercise are just as important. Physical movement and energy exertion improve physical health just as education and familial support can improve mental and emotional health. Facilitating an environment that encourages regular exercise is one of the best ways to help your child develop.

Just take a look at some of the ways physical exercise benefits growing children:

·         Exercise builds a stronger immune system, allowing children to fight off infectious diseases with greater ease.

·         Children are at lower risk for type 2 diabetes, and have improved carbohydrate metabolism.

·         Children are at lower risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

·         Exercise results in stronger cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

·         Children who exercise tend to stay at a healthier weight, with a stronger bone and muscular structure.

·         Exercise leads to greater blood flow, transporting oxygen and nutrients more efficiently throughout the body.

·         Children who exercise increases the release of positive hormones while burning of negative hormones, leading to greater mental and emotional function.

·         Exercise improves memory, information retention, and even concentration in children.

Stay tuned for the latest news and tips from Columbia Academy! Be sure you like Columbia Academy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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