Exercise is healthy for adults and children alike. With the rates of childhood obesity soaring, it is vital that young kids learn how to be active. The National Institutes of Health suggest that children get at least an hour of daily physical activity to reduce stress, help self-image, maintain a good weight and have proper body development. Sports are often encouraged for young kids, however not everyone enjoys those. There are various other ways that kids can exercise that do not involve sports.
Parents have a tendency to keep children inside as much as possible these days because they prefer to know exactly where their children are, rather than let them out to roam freely throughout the neighborhood. However, concerns over their safety should include a desire to ensure that they are fit and healthy, which can only be achieved if they are active. Parents can raise active kids by following a few simple tips.