Saturday, 26 April 2008

Fit Kids: making efforts in 2008

A worldwide survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine revealed that, among several fitness trends in 2008 was combatting the growing child obesity crisis. Children in the United States now have the possibility of a lower life expectancy than their parents because of the epidemic, and the UK is following suit. Parents are encouraged by the UK government to start modifying their children's diets and to encourage children to get away from video games and the telly and to get moving.

The weather is warming up and summer will be fast approaching. There will be plenty of opportunity for children to participate in outdoor activities. However, events can become rained out and allergies can prevent some children from fully enjoying the outdoors. New gym facilities geared toward younger participants obliterate excuses to sit around on the sofa in any season.

Gyms made for kids help to teach children to use their muscles efficiently and to be active from an early age. Developing coordination, balance and strength not only helps children's physical health, but attending active classes also can help build confidence and social skills.

A large influence on children's activity level is the activity level of the parents, so, if you are not moving with your kids, now is the time to start!

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