21 Dec 2018
Good habits start at home, and if they’re started young, they continue well into adulthood. With the advent of technology and rapid progress in the digital era, children nowadays have succumbed to the influence of electronic gadgets that can become an addiction. Smartphones, tablets, television and laptops have all contributed to our growing lethargy and it can be quite the task to unglue ourselves from the screens that control our attention spans.
This is precisely why the importance of outdoor activities reigns supreme in the minds of parents who are afraid their children may grow up to lead unhealthy lives. Vitamin D deficiency, obesity, heart diseases, dwindled stamina are just some of the risks that kids face, if they stay rooted to their gadgets and don’t enjoy their time in the fresh air.
Thanks to fantastic initiatives such as the Mumbai Juniorthon 2018 presented by Radius Developers, parents now have the golden opportunity to enroll their kids and give them a head start on their path towards fitness. Running is an excellent sport that has not one but several benefits that can enable your children to appreciate a fit and healthy lifestyle throughout their lives. Here are some of the reasons why running is beneficial for your child.
Just like any other muscle in your body, the heart also requires a healthy dose of exercise in order to better its performance over time. A strong heart equals a strong body, which in turn equals a strong and healthy mind.
Sugar, if not taken in moderation or controlled, can cause diabetes, even in young children and adolescents. Exercises like running enable muscles to utilise the simple sugar (glucose) deposit in your body for energy, keeping your arteries functioning smoothly.
As we grow older, taking up any strenuous exercise can be a task because our muscles and joints are yet to be acclimatized to the stress of the sport. Encouraging your kids to run from an early age can build their stamina and endurance over time, thus strengthening their body in every stage of their lives.
When you undertake any physical activity, your body releases a group of hormones called endorphins that are responsible for tackling stress levels in your body. A good run can immediately elevate your mood and upgrade your body’s response to stressful situations.
High blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and heart diseases are just some of the various diseases that are kept at bay when you instill a healthy running routine for your child. Not only are the risks of such diseases significantly reduced, their body’s immune system is also toughened over time.
Now that you’ve armed yourself with all the benefits your child stands to gain by running, go on and register them for the Mumbai Juniorthon 2018. Gift your child the boon of good health!