Promoting Fitness Physically and Mentally
“Physical activity is beneficial not only to your body but also to your mind.”
Did you know that just approximately one out of every four children gets the necessary 60 minutes of daily physical activity? As a child’s age and grade in school rise, so does their participation in all sorts of physical activity. They started being the jewel of the crown. Physical activity should be an important component of family life daily. And we strongly swear to this. Physical activity can help you feel better mentally. Moving your body and exercising your muscles, for example, by walking, running, dancing, swimming, doing yoga, or gardening, are all examples of being physically active. Being physically active generates chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, increasing your self-esteem and assisting you in concentrating, sleeping well, and feeling better. That’s not terrible for something that many of us can do for no cost!
Being physically active does not have to entail paying for a gym membership or running marathons. Finding an activity that you enjoy can provide you to work toward and a sense of accomplishment. It’s also a terrific chance to meet new people, take a break from your everyday routine, and acquire confidence. Aerobic exercise, according to researchers, works in a variety of ways to help children and adults improve their mood and conduct. “First, it appears to shift the brain’s resources away from areas involved in worrying, such as the prefrontal cortex, and toward areas involved in coordination and focus,” Bowling explained. “Second, aerobic exercise alters brain chemistry, notably the amounts of certain neurotransmitters that may aid with self-control. Children can operate better in the classroom when their mood and self-regulation (the ability to control conduct) are enhanced.”
It’s vital to remember that your children didn’t come into the world with a taste for French fries and burgers and a dislike for bananas and carrots and with phones in their hands. They are not couch potatoes, and we must keep an eye on them to ensure that they do not become so. As children pull the plug on more and more harmful dietary options, they get conditioned. It is, however, feasible to retrain your children’s eating habits as well as physical habits so that they seek healthy foods with a lot of exercises instead. With the motto of developing healthy kids, we promote healthy diets with a lot of activity time to break a sedentary routine. Active play improves coordination, balance, motor abilities, and energy expenditure in children, all of which contribute to better sleeping patterns, which results in healthy and happy kids who are active participants in every activity. We don’t want children to eat whatever food available to them and stick to the screens rather than we want them to engage in playful activities which will enhance their 21st-century skills like collaboration, communication, leadership and many more.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children get enough exercise. So, how much is sufficient? Every day, children and teenagers should engage in 60 minutes or more of moderate to strenuous physical activity.
Toddlers and preschoolers should engage in active play at least once a day. Toddlers should play for at least 60 minutes per day, and preschoolers should play for at least 120 minutes per day. Planned, adult-led physical activity, as well as unstructured active free play, should be included during this time. Unless they’re asleep, young children should not be idle for more than an hour at a time. In addition, school-aged youngsters should not be inactive for more than two hours.
Believing in the mantra “healthy kids are happy kids”, we strongly affirm and stick to this like glue. We want to build a future where individuals are more active and conscious about their health than living a “sitting and glued to screen life”.