Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

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Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

The number of kids who get adequate amounts of daily physical activity is at a historically low rate. Unfortunately, reduced activity during school hours combined with increasingly busy and plugged-in lives means that parents, teachers and educators need to work harder than ever to make sure kids are moving their bodies and reaping the benefits of physical activity. Here are the top 10 reasons why helping kids become active once again is worth the effort.

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Youth Fitness: Cool Down and Stretch

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Youth Fitness: Cool Down and Stretch

Taking the time to cool down after a great exercise session, game or other activity is important for recovery and allows time to discuss accomplishments, provide feedback, set future goals and assign homework that youth can do on their own. Here are six great stretches to incorporate after each workout that will make stretching a healthy habit they maintain after every workout.

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Youth Fitness: Arm and Leg Tag

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Youth Fitness: Arm and Leg Tag

Given the importance of physical activity to kids’ health and development, it makes sense that the ABCs of physical activity should be taught right alongside the ABCs of language. As a fitness professional, you have the opportunity to help shape the future activity levels and preferences of today’s youth. Here are some great ways to help kids learn the fundamental movement skills that will help lay the foundation for a lifetime of physical activity.

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Youth Fitness: Reaction Ball Time

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Youth Fitness: Reaction Ball Time

Research suggests that sedentary kids may be destined to become sedentary adults, and too many kids are exiting childhood without first developing a regular exercise habit or mastering basic fundamental movement skills. Here are some great beginner moves and games that are ideal for developing these basic movement skills, all while making movement and exercise a whole lot of fun.

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