Kids will be kids, or so they say. And it’s easy to assume that children – active as they are – always get the amount of physical activities their kids need to grow healthy and strong. But these days, that may not be the case. While your kids might still enjoy riding bikes around the neighborhood or giving their all at soccer practice, more and more children prefer other types of entertainment – like tablets, videos games and smartphones. And this preference could be sabotaging the physical health of your kiddo.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents need about 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day. That can be a lot when you think about it, especially since most school gym classes run at only about 30-45 minutes (with a lot of standing around included). When it comes to your kids’ physical wellbeing, remember that they need each of the following:
Kids should get at least a solid hour of cardio exercise each day. This includes brisk walking, running or riding bicycles. The CDC also recommends that kids get vigorous aerobic exercise – like running (or a long jump session at FLIPnOUT) – at least three times per week.
Adults aren’t the only ones who need to worry about muscle conditioning. Kids can benefit from muscle strengthening activities, like gymnastics, sit-ups and push-ups at least three days per week. So get the family ready from some good old-fashioned calisthenics!
Bone Strength Activity
Your kids’ bones are growing and strengthening right now, so helping them develop strong bones is super important. Jumping around is actually a great activity to help encourage healthy bone development, so you can feel good about bringing your kids on in to our fun center. Kids need bone strengthening sessions at least three days per week.
Want to keep kids entertained while giving them the physical activity they need to grow? FLIPnOUT is here to help! Come see us today.