These days, you will notice that most children have tablet or smart phones on their hand playing games there than go outside. Lots of medical expert voice out their concerns because of this and explaining the concerns on the increasing rate of lifestyle disease such as diabetes and heart disease. Aside from eating unhealthy food items, sedentary lifestyle is also associated by numerous healthcare experts as being one of the leading factors for this trend.
The more alarming thing is, this trend is not just affecting the adults but even young kids are actually experiencing the effects of such.
If you’re a parent and you like to protect your beloved kids from these diseases, then it isn’t enough to just modify your diet. You should motivate them to get up and move around. Coaxing your little ones to get out and leave their tablet, gaming consoles, TV momentarily can deliver lots of benefits. One of the best outdoor activities that you can do today is playing tennis whether you believe it or not. One reason behind this is that, children who play tennis are fitter and at the same time, improve their motor skills; as you know, this sport requires lots of movement.
By establishing a schedule where you can play sport with them constantly, it isn’t long until they are hooked in this sport as well; when such happens, it will be simpler for them to regulate their weight or better yet, lose unhealthy fats. Active children usually grow into adults who have healthy weight according to studies. Among youngsters, playing other sport activities like basketball and rugby as well can prevent the development of type-2 diabetes.
Children who are into physical activities at their early age will carry this habit as they enter adulthood. Apart from the fact that children are going to get physical benefits by playing with others outside, it also makes them less stressed and more capable of coping up with depression. For children who are overwhelmed in their school, this can be a big help. Additionally, sports impart various life lessons like concentration and discipline which is proven to be valuable in many aspects of life.
Last but definitely not the least, young kids who are playing outdoor activities are more likely able to develop leadership skills that benefits them when the time comes as they seek for employment or even running their own business. Kids can also live life with a positive perspective by playing sports regularly and because of this, they have lower chances of substance abuse. It improves also their self confidence by being part of a team when playing sports.