These days, you will notice that most children have tablet or smart phones on their hand playing games there than go outside. For this reason, many medical experts have informing the public of the growing rate of how lifestyle diseases including diabetes and heart disease grown a lot. Not just unhealthy foods, many healthcare experts believed that a sedentary way of living is one of the biggest contributors for this type of trend.
What makes more alarming is the fact that this trend is not just limited to adults because even kids at young age fall victim of such disease.
If you do love your kids, then you know that changing their diet will not be enough if you really want to keep them away from these diseases. You should motivate them to get up and move around. Coaxing them to get out and at least for a while leave their gaming consoles, TV and other products from technology can give lots of benefits. As a matter of fact, one of the best outdoor activities that can be done today is playing tennis. One reason behind this is that, children who play tennis are fitter and at the same time, improve their motor skills; as you know, this sport requires lots of movement.
By establishing a schedule where you can play sport with them constantly, it isn’t long until they are hooked in this sport as well; when such happens, it will be simpler for them to regulate their weight or better yet, lose unhealthy fats. There have been several studies pertaining to active children growing into adults with just the normal weight for their body. Among youngsters, playing other sport activities like basketball and rugby as well can prevent the development of type-2 diabetes.
Children who are into physical activities at their early age will carry this habit as they enter adulthood. Not only the fact that they are going to get physical benefits when playing outdoors, children who are into these activities feel less stress as well. This is more beneficial for children who are overburdened at school. By playing sports, it allows a person to learn lots of life’s valuable lessons like discipline and concentration.
Lastly, with kids who are into outdoor activities, it enables them to develop critical leadership skills that will be very useful when they grow up and start looking for employment or run their own business. Kids who are engaged into sports regularly as well as outdoor activities have less odds of abuse alcohol or get into drugs. When playing sports, it improves their self confidence too.