The Benefits of Being Active for Kids

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The Benefits of Being Active for Kids

By | 2018-07-09T12:36:20-04:00 January 19th, 2018|DASHA® Articles, Healthy Nutrition, Parenting, Runners Corner|

Exercise isn’t just for adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in three American children under 18 are overweight or obese and fewer than 25% of children get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per day.  

In addition to burning off calories that build up from sitting in front of the computer or television and eating junk food, helping your child form healthy habits now can help prevent health issues like heart disease down the line.  

And it’s not all about the physical effects. The physical and cognitive development of an individual are intertwined and once you are able to build one half, the other half benefits from it. Staying active also builds confidence, social skills, self-esteem and can help manage anxiety and depression.  

Of course, it’s important not to place any unnecessary pressure on him/her but rather, encourage activities that are within the limit of your child’s ability.   

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About the Author:

Shannon Russo-Pollack (SHA) is the Founder of DASHA® and powerhouse behind the DASHA brand. SHA strategically works with medical, wellness and lifestyle professionals who have a like minded philosophy of total body health and well-being. Using her entrepreneur skills, healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness to inspire others.