Exercising is beneficial to all mankind including kids. Pediatricians recommend that kids should exercise to prevent certain health conditions like obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. Since kids are more prone to injuries than adults, it’s important that they exercise under proper supervision and the required safety equipment. Encourage your kid to warm up and stretch before exercising or playing a game. This helps to minimize and prevent injuries. Insist on your kids wearing helmets incase they participate in sports like rugby, baseball, motor sports or even bicycling. The helmet should fit snugly not tightly. Incase of injury or any other symptoms of pain during exercise or after, inform your doctor right away and ensure that the problem is solved. The above basic tips if followed can help keep your child healthy and injury free and make exercising fun.
This article was published on Tuesday 09 May, 2006.