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Gymja Warrior

Why Exercise is Great for Kids

Exercise is great for people of all ages, as it can help with heart health and general well-being, however when it comes to kids, there are many other reasons why being active is crucial to a daily lifestyle. It can help control weight, but also have other life-long affects that can improve life for an individual. Let’s learn more about the top 5 reasons to give your child an active lifestyle.

1.       It can help to control weight

While weight itself really has to do with what you eat, being active can really help control weight fluctuation.  Being active as a child can have long-lasting effects on weight, because it can lead to lower obesity rates down the road. This ties in with the fact that your child will be more likely to become an active adult; having very positive effects.

2.       Strengthens Body

When you think of exercise strengthening the body, you may automatically only think of muscles being strengthened. This is not the case. While it does lead to a leaner body and muscle strength, it can also strengthen the heart (which is technically a muscle!), lungs, and brain power. It also makes bones stronger, which increases bone density, and can help prevent osteoporosis down the road.

3.       Regulates Blood Sugar

Exercise can lower blood pressure as well as blood cholesterol levels, which helps tremendously by decreasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road. Alongside this, exercise can help to keep veins and arteries cleared by decreasing the harmful cholesterol and fats in the blood. This also increases the flexibility of blood vessels, and can help to be preventative of heart problems down the road.

4.       Promotes Feelings of Well-being

This may be the most important effect of having an active childhood. Exercising from a young age can do amazing things for the emotional well-being of any child, such as reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in children. It can also help your child to sleep better, have higher energy levels, and have a better view on health and self-image. Lastly, and an important point to make, is that exercise can also have a huge impact on classroom behavior, by increasing reading and math scores.


Exercise is crucial for children, and just 30-60 minutes a day can have a huge impact on the rest of their lives. At Gymja Warrior, we can help make this experience fun and exciting for your child. To learn more about our classes, contact us today, or feel free to give us a call at (978) 816-6767.