Encouraging Physical Fitness from a Young Age
How much do your kids know about physical fitness? Kids play regularly but probably nowhere near as much as adults today used to in their youth. Two or three decades ago we didn’t have video or computer games and we certainly didn’t have toys that kept us indoors all the time. Instead we focused on going out and playing on our bikes and generally having plenty of activity on a daily basis.
It’s important we make sure our own kids are active and fit from a young age too. Martial arts instils this in the best possible way. There is so much to learn by practising martial arts that it is very easy to get involved without realising how good it is in terms of physical fitness.
If kids learn how important it is to be fit and healthy from a young age, they are far more likely to carry this knowledge into adulthood as well. Instead of starting off with bad habits and an inability to understand how important physical fitness is, they will benefit from something very different. They will realise how many benefits there are from being fit, and how promising martial arts can be in terms of helping them achieve this goal.
Of course any child can discover the benefits of fitness and healthy activities when they grow into an adult. However why not start them on the best footing? If they can understand the benefits now – even in a more basic way – they will be more inspired to be active throughout their childhood and long into adulthood as well. It could help them stay healthy and get more out of life in general, especially if they continue to practise martial arts long into their adult years as well.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.