Parents, Make Sure Your Children Are Active

Active kids
There are so many parents out there who aim to keep a health-conscious household. And honestly, we love that! We at Health Guide 911, strive to keep families healthy and happy. So, we thought we would take a minute and explain; well, what is Active play?

Fun: Active play is fun! Any form of play is for the child to explore their creative side. They can imagine they are a pirate, lost at sea or a butterfly flying from tree to tree. Parent’s can get involved in the fun, by helping your child imagine new things or create a dramatic plot twist!

Exercise: Since the CDC recommends children get at least 60 minutes of exercise, what better way than active play? Active play makes it so that children get the necessary exercise while encouraging them to be creative and learn along the way. Active typically engages several of the child’s senses. So, the more they explore, the more they learn!

Make Sure Children Are Active

Young children need regular, vigorous, physical activity—active play—to develop and grow properly. Active play strengthens bones, muscles, and the brain and establishes connections between all of them.

A physically active lifestyle is crucial for life-long health and physical and emotional wellbeing. To develop good habits, children should be physically active every day.

If children don’t develop good habits of physical activity when they are young, they increase their risk of being overweight or obese later in life. Obesity is linked to a number of health and mental health problems.

Active play can be so many things, there are only a couple of rules; get moving and have fun! We hope this encourages parents to promote active play within their homes and into their lifestyle.
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