Physical Activity Is Declining In Schools Today. Body Zone Can Help!

It’s not a secret that American kids aren’t quite as active these days. Children’s playtime has been continually declining, and it is effecting their growth and character development. Parents and children today feel increased academic pressure, which has resulted in 30% of kindergarten classes no longer breaking for recess. Due to these trends, many kids are not developing physical activity skills or the confidence to be physically active later on in life. The importance of physical education in schools is extremely understated. Children that do have physical education classes or recess time each day are more likely to be active outside of school, resulting in much better overall health.

Physical activity can also help your child’s mental health. Routinely active children are less likely to become inattentive, anxious, depressed and unhealthy. When children are engaged in physical activity, they are more likely to engage in social situations, develop better decision-making skills and develop emotional intelligence. Playtime increases creativity, organization, self-esteem and confidence. Specifically, playing sports can help your child make friends and learn to get along with other kids.

So what can our community do for children who aren’t getting enough physical activity? Body Zone wants to help. Our new Activity Club program is designed to provide children ages 5-13 with the physical activity they need after a long day at school. This program meets every day from 3:30 – 5:30 PM throughout the school year, with different fun-filled themes for each session to help spark your child’s creativity. During Activity Club, children will engage in a variety of different activities including games on our turf fields, our ever-popular Gaga Ball, ice skating and swimming.

 

Register for Activity Club today!

Other ways to get your child moving at Body Zone include swim lessons, ice skating with the family, and/or ice skating lessons, ice hockey lessons and leagues, our Junior Gym Certification Certification Course, School’s Out Day Camps and more!

Sources: qz.com, phitamerica.org

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