Getting in shape and eating healthy is a goal for many adults. The amount of people that actually make a change and stay consistent is very low compared to those who just dream about it. There may be a reason it’s so difficult for adults to commit to dieting and exercise. When a habit is not instilled from a young age, your bodies and minds are just not used to it. It is something out of the norm, and therefore, it is a chore to them. There are various reasons to get your kids moving now for a better tomorrow!
Break the Cycle
Turning Exercise into Fun
If parents came together and started building healthy habits with their kids involved, they would lead by example and break the cycle. Kids would grow up knowing that exercise is fun and it makes them feel good! Research has shown us that exercise releases Serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone, making us feel happy and upbeat. Kids would work out and feel great after.
Head Start for Their Health
Think about this one for a second. The earlier a child begins to engage in physical activities, the earlier they prevent diseases that are caused by obesity. This includes illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. By giving your child a fun opportunity to engage in physical activities, you are protecting their health for the rest of their lives!
Kids start noticing their own bodies and the differences between themselves and others at a young age. It is during this age that some kids can start being shy or reserved. Sometimes, it’s due to low confidence. Maybe they don’t feel good about themselves or feel like they don’t look their best. Encouraging your kids to exercise helps build their confidence. Along with the Serotonin released during exercise, achieving physical goals can increase kids’ confidence and make them feel in control of something.
All in all, encouraging your children to exercise or workout in whatever way they’d like is a great way to set them up for success. This can even be a bonding experience for some. Participating in those same activities with your kids can help you stay on your toes and keep them moving.
Would you love to start some sort of fun, physical activity with your kids but don’t know where to start? DX3 can help you look for the right training program for your child. We build exercise around fun, not the other way around. We will make sure to find an activity that your child will feel comfortable doing and will enjoy every second of. Contact us now so we help you set your kids up for a healthier future!