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Diabetes, heart diseases and cancers are all diseases we begin to worry about as we grow older, therefore it’s quite easy to forget or even be unaware that the same diseases that plague us could affect our children. When you think about exercise, you often picture a grueling workout at the gym involving complex machines and heavy weights, but for children it usually involves riding a bike or playing tag. Most parents prevent their kids from playing outside after a certain age as they’d rather have their children spending that time on homework and studying. Therefore, the next time your child asks permission to go out and play or join the school soccer team, let them. And if your child stays indoors all day, encourage them to take a walk or engage in some sort of physical activity. If you’re not convinced, here are some reasons why;

Reduces the risk of numerous diseases

Exercise can reduce the risk of juvenile diabetes and the risk of strokes and heart attacks. It’s impossible to imagine your child suffering from diabetes as it seems like a disease you can only develop over years and years of bad dietary habits. But this is not the case. A family history of the disease compounded with a bad diet can cause diabetes in children and teenagers. Regular exercise can reduce blood sugar levels and greatly reduce the risk of diabetes in young children. Even light exercise can help reduce blood pressure levels and strengthen the heart muscles. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous or boring. Swimming, jump rope, a kids jumping castle Sydney and tag are activities that will make the task of exercising engaging and fun.

Mental wellbeing

Children are not immune to the many mental illnesses that affect grownups. They are just as likely to feel depressed, anxious and troubled and exercise is a great way of feeling better and keeping such negative emotions away. Exercise releases endorphins which are dubbed as the feel-good hormone and that’s exactly what they do: makes you feel better. Exercise not only helps you feel better about yourself but will promote relaxation and control your stress levels. Another obvious perk of regular exercise is weight loss. Kids are constantly bullied about their weight in school and while bullying of any form is never acceptable, maintaining a healthy weight is a great way of boosting one’s self-esteem and confidence. For further information about jumping castle hire please click here.

Test scores

This one is for the parents already worry which university your son or daughter will get into. Yes, exercise can make your kids smarter. Exercise is highly beneficial for improved cognition due to the increased blood flow to the brain during exercise. Increased levels of oxygen and nutrients to the brain can greatly improve brain functions such as memory and thinking skills. Studies have also shown that regular exercise can lead to an increase in brain volume in certain areas of the brain associated with cognition. Exercise can also improve energy levels in children and help them stay awake and alert longer and process information more efficiently.

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