Both parents and kids have had to adjust to remote learning during the pandemic, navigating online classes or even homeschooling. No matter your child’s new schedule, it’s crucial that you incorporate physical activity into their daily routine.
These are just some of the reasons why adding gym class to your child’s remote learning schedule can benefit both their mental and physical health.
- Physical activity promotes bone health.
Studies have shown that weight-bearing exercise in childhood correlates to stronger bones later in life. We also know that young men and women who exercise regularly have greater bone density than those who do not exercise regularly.
Introduce healthy exercise habits to your kids early so they become a lifestyle choice they can carry with them into adolescence and adulthood.
- Exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight.
Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern in the United States. One of the best ways that we can combat this problem is by encouraging children to get up and moving throughout the day.
Carve out around 60 minutes of exercise time per day for school-aged children, modifying exercise types and intensity based on your child’s age. Many schools are now offering online physical education classes, so check with your child’s school to see what resources may be available to you.
- Getting up and moving can boost academics.
Regular physical activity has been linked with increased cognitive ability, focus and creativity. If your kids are having trouble paying attention to virtual class, take a break to get up and moving to help them refocus.
Texas Orthopedics wants to keep kids healthy and active. We offer comprehensive orthopedic care for the entire family, from the young to the young at heart.