1.9.18 Kids Fitness: Body, Mind, and Social Skills
We all know that exercise aids children’s physical development through increasing muscle strength, reducing risk of injury, improving agility and decreasing body fat. But there are significant mental benefits, too.
Studies show that children who exercise regularly have higher levels of self confidence, focus and discipline. Group fitness activities also contribute to better social skills and an expanded circle of friends.
Here are the top ten reasons for kids to get active:
- Losing with Grace
- Respect for Authority
- Emotional Control
Flashfit is an easy, fun-to-use app provides aerobic and strength-building exercises in one-minute bursts. Your school can build teams and groups, compete and gamify to increase engagement and reward participation. No special equipment needed – students can move their bodies anywhere. And, Flashfit is offering $100 grants and special support to schools deploying the program. Applications are due February 28, 2018. Find more details and apply here: http://dev-flashfit.pantheonsite.io/grants/
Sources: Care.com, CDC