Currently in the world, the prevalence of obesity in children is increasing rapidly. Although obesity risk factors are multifactorial, the majority of these factors are linked to lifestyle and can be intervened. Included are the amount of inactivity time, and the frequency, intensity, number and type of physical activity performed.
In 2012, the Canadian Pediatric Society issued a recommendation for guidance on physical activity for children. This guide mentions that children today tend to be inactive because of the widespread use of television, computers, and video games in the community. These activities resulted in the children sitting more and silent. Children who watch television more than 2 hours a day have a twofold risk of being overweight or obese than those who watch television 1 hour a day. Children who have televisions in their rooms are even at higher risk.
A recommended exercise guide for children recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society is as follows:
For good growth, infants younger than 1 year should be given active time several times a day, especially through simple, interactive games performed on the floor. Toddlers or children aged less than 5 years are advised to do at least 180 minutes of physical activity with mild to high intensity per day. Physical activity can be a number of activities in the environment outside the home or play or recreation activities.
Children over 5 years and adolescents (up to age 17 years) are recommended to perform moderate to high physical activity of at least 60 minutes per day. Sports such as running, swimming, playing soccer, tennis, gymnastics, martial arts, and roller skating are allowed by children once they are 5 years old.
After children turn 10, exercise aimed at improving muscle strength may begin. However, this form of weight training should be supervised and ensured to be done with high repetition (15-20 reps) as well as using light weights and correct techniques.
Not all sports are suitable for children. Choose the right sport for children according to their age and body size. Here’s a recommended sport for children.
1. Baseball & Softball
For over a century, boys and girls dreamed of becoming baseball players. Why not take your child with this sport early on? Children aged 5 years can learn to play T-ball. After that, it switches to softball and then plays a baseball sport.
The local baseball team is part of the Little League Baseball organization. Nearly 3 million children in the United States currently between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in the Little League. The length of the Little League season depends on the state you live in. Usually the Little League lasts for three in the spring or summer.
Some of the benefits your child will gain from playing baseball or softball:
Football is very popular in Europe. But now football is one of the most commonly played sports in America. The US Soccer Youth was founded in 1974 and saved 100,000 registered players. Currently, there are more than 3 million players
Most football teams are part of the US Soccer Youth Organization. Children 4 years of age may participate. Initially they played with a small ball and in a smaller field. The fast football game was able to attract the attention of the children.
Some of the benefits your child will gain from playing soccer:
Every child must remember when learning to ride a bike. At first, the child will give a four-wheeled bicycle while their parents hold the back of the bike seat. But quickly the child will be adept and enjoy his freedom of playing the bike.
Besides giving a lot of fun, cycling is also a form of sport. Children can start riding plastic bikes, and trikes when they are 2 years old. Parents then introduce a two-wheeled bicycle at the age of 5 years. For safety reasons, it is recommended that children not ride bikes using teeth, mountain bikes, or bicycles with handbrake until the age of 9 years. Children under the age of 8 are also not allowed to ride bicycles on the street alone.
Some of the benefits your child will gain from cycling:
Heart muscle fitness
4. Inline Skating
Inline skating is one of the most popular activities among children in the United States today. But before you get to the fact that your little one is falling into a harsh concrete, you should know that there are safe steps you can take to take care of your child when he or she skates.
Children with good motor skills can start inline skating at the age of 4 or 5 years. If your child is interested in inline skating, you must bring him or her to study with a professional. Make sure your child is wearing all the right security gear when he is learning. Tools to wear are helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrists. His shoe should also be equipped with brakes.
Some of the benefits your child will gain from inline skating:
This may sound boring to some people. But, walking one of the best sports for children and adults. Walking is very useful for children who can not enjoy extreme physical activity or competitive games.
Walking is a very common term. Can be interpreted streets through local parks or mountain climbing. Children 2 years old can walk with their mom or dad. But you may have to delay mountaineering until the child is 5 or 6 years old. Walking is an opportunity to see the world’s content, and get in touch with nature, and stay in shape.
Some of the benefits your child will gain from walking: