Your child’s everyday routine may be peppered with smartphone, studies and social media, but it’s also important to balance their physical well-being with an active lifestyle. From enhancing concentration to lowering stress and anxiety, the health benefits are endless when your family stays active outside of the daily grind. Here are some of them.
1. Boosts concentration
For a much-needed boost in your child’s brain health, exercising regularly is the best way forward. When your child is constantly on the go, it accelerates the production of chemicals that can significantly improve their mental well-being. By staying active, you will notice a surge in their mental alertness, memorization power, and thinking skills, which are important to improve learning in the classroom.
2. Reduces stress and anxiety
Every child faces some form of stress and anxiety on a day-to-day basis. Whether they are triggered by social pressure, schedule overload or exam preparation, exercising is a good way to cope with worries and unease. Just by stepping away from a stressful situation and embracing the outdoors can do wonders in adjusting your child’s mood and perspective. Apart from a change of scenery, practising an active lifestyle improves your child’s heart rate, blood pressure, and energy level.
3. Increases social interaction
Socialising is a delightful way for your child to connect with their friends. Having an active lifestyle as part of their daily routine provide the opportunity to do so. Encourage your child to arrange a get-together to play any type of group sports with his or her friends. It can be anything from a team-based activity such as basketball, netball and futsal to a competitive sport such as badminton and tennis. Interacting with others will not only widen your child’s social circle, but it also fosters the spirit of team building and collaboration.
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