You have a son or daughter that is not as active as they should be. And because you love them and want what is best for them, you are going to make the conscious effort to encourage them to be continuously active every day. As an adult, you know how important living a healthy lifestyle is, so you want the same for your child. There are numerous reasons why your child is not getting enough exercise; maybe it be their use of screen time, their homework, or their honest lack of interest in the idea. Just a few small changes in your daily routine and some planning can make all the difference for the overall health of your son or daughter.
Your Child’s Health is Top Priority
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About one-third of American children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese and fewer than 25% of children get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical active per day recommended by the American Medical Association.”
Today there are historically low rates of youth physical activity because of technology, academic pressures, and other factors. Just 60 minutes of physical activity has numerous benefits for your child:
- strengthens their heart
- keeps their arteries and veins clear
- strengthens their lungs
- reduces their blood sugar levels
- controls their weight
- strengthens their bones
- helps prevent cancer
- regulates their blood pressure
- improves energy levels
- enhances their emotional well-being.
Daily exercise is crucial to the mental, physical, and emotional health of children as they are growing up. Lack of physical activity can lead to energy imbalance, which increases the risk of becoming overweight, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, increases the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, and leads to low bone density that results in osteoporosis.
This problem can be easily solved from our program, Game Time, through its focus on physical fitness and health awareness. It is designed to be a fun way to get your kids active, to develop good exercise habits, and nutritional awareness.
Calling All to Join in On the Fun!
The target audience for Game Time is children ages 7 – 14 years old. This is not a sports performance program, nor does it focus on athleticism. Game Time is the program for youth that just need to be active, maybe make friends, build confidence, gain self-esteem, or get off of the addicting electronic devices. Frequent physical activity can go a long way, whether it is in connection to the classroom, improved behavior, decrease in anxiety, or brain development. It is important that we educate children on the importance of daily exercise.
Game Time Framework
Parisi Game Time uses fun and exciting modalities, including:
- medicine balls
- resistance bands
- partner bodyweight exercises
Speed training methods are also incorporated along with the latest techniques in performance and strength training to produce quick results to keep the youth engaged in the program. We want to show kids the value in exercise to help them develop into active, healthy, and happy adults.
Get your child moving in the right direction towards the path of a healthy lifestyle. Set goals with your child, inspire them to find their strength, and let your child see the reward in their hard work. If these Game Time workouts set the tone of an active life at a young age, they will be sure to carry workouts on for years to come as a part of their daily life routine. Motivate your child by helping them find their purpose, their hidden athletic potential, or an activity they will grow to love.