Movement is a Fundamental Basis for a Healthy Life
I lost my grandma when I was aged 12. She was one of the best things that have ever happened to my life. You know about grandmas and the extents that they can go to ensure that you are happy and that you get the things that you cherish in life. My grandma fell into that class. She was always there for me and made sure that she rallied for me to have the best. Most of my toys and gifts that still adorn my room were gifted to me out of her courtesy. However, 15 years ago, she succumbed to a heart attack; may God Rest Her Soul in Eternal Peace.
I’m writing this because I need to shed light for the need of movement and exercising among people. Part of the reason that I lost my grandma was because she was obese and didn’t believe in exercising. Actually because we lived with her, I rarely saw her go out, except on rare family occasions. She loved to stay indoors, knitting special pieces of clothing for the people close to her, and doing other chores.
There are multiple times that she suffered from high blood pressure, but she always responded well to medication and I never foresaw any harm – I was too young to understand such things until I lost her. Losing her made me sick for days and thus triggered me to understand her underlying condition. In my findings, I realized the power of exercising in the fight of coronary diseases.
You Need to Encourage Movement and Exercising to Children While they are Still Yong
In my findings, I realized that people need be encouraged to exercise while they are still young. I know that movements starts when a toddler tries to stand and take his/her first step. But how many are encouraged to move more around after that. We live in an era where TV provides the most basic entertainment to our kids. If it’s not TV then it’s video games or other games such as controlling RC devices. Have you ever thought how much these activities can contribute much to lesser movements of your kid and thus lesser physical activities now and in the future?
Children don’t necessarily derive much fun by being glued to the TV or getting sticky on video games. As a matter of facts, theirs is more joy derived by children when they take part in outdoor activities that promote movements and are engaging such as taking lesson in physical education in schools. The thought of participating together and ‘competing’ with other kids enables them to expose their bodies to vigorous movements which are paramount to the healthy functioning of their hearts and brains.
What I’m saying is that as much as the natural movement brings joy to the child and helps him or her to blend in and interact with others, he/she also experiences inner movements that help provide sufficient peace of the mind and help maintain a healthy heart.
Moreover, if a child is trained and get accustomed to outdoor activities, even when he grows up he/she will always have a way with the outdoors. You will find that he/she loves to go on hikes, cycling, geocaching, fishing, kayaking etc. A kid who loves the outdoors from his/her childhood days will always have a way to relate with it as he/she seeks to interact with others as well as the environment.
Physical Activities Also Promotes the Confidence of Kids
Nevertheless, a kid exposed to physical activities while still yearn not only possesses high motivation rates and is capable of interacting with others humans well but has tons of confidence. Confidence is necessary in promoting a healthy heart because it helps to reduce stress and trauma which are too fatal to the heart. Moreover, great exposure can help children to discover their talents and potentials which primarily lessen their struggles to discover whom they are in life hence less stress.
There is a responsibility for parents to help their children grow healthy physically and become mobile by helping them achieve all that. In other words, you don’t have to tell your child to go out and play with others, but you need to take him out and be part of him/her playing. Be a participant of the game that your child is playing; mere cheering can also encourage your child to love the outdoors and the activity that he/she is involved in.
Lastly but not least, I will address the fact that obesity has become more prevalent to kids today as was ages ago and one of the ways to fight obesity is through exercising. By encouraging your child to be out there in the field playing and getting involved in outdoor activities, you are encouraging him/her to burn excess calories and fats and thus reducing the risk of obesity which is a leading cause of heart diseases.