Ditch the Tech and Get Physically Active!
|Getting outside and running around, no matter your age, can feel really good. Not only are you actually being active and healthy when you run around, you’re not stuck inside relying solely on technology to get you through the day.
Sadly, far too many children today (and their parents) aren’t getting enough physical activity and are very rarely getting any outdoor physical activity. Because technology is so prevalent in today’s society, kids literally have access to millions of games, websites, and social media apps at any moment of the day. Because of this, even though running around outside would be a lot more fun, kids allow themselves to be lazy and fall victim to technology’s spell.
Rather than taking gymnastics classes, playing sports, or just being outside, kids now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of some sort of screen.
This has to stop.
According to Business Insider, if physical activity among our nation’s youth remains the same, more than 8 million kids will be overweight or obese. In addition, the overall health of young people in this country could greatly improve the economy if kids were to cut back on technology and get active. If even 75% of kids were able to reach the recommended amount of physical activity, that would avert $16.6 billion in direct medical costs and $23.6 billion in lost productivity.
That’s where parents come in. It’s your responsibility to get your kids physically active and help them cut back on their technology usage. Even if you’re addicted to your iPhone yourself, you have to learn to cut back and get active so you can set a positive example for your kids.
Although regularly running around outside is all it takes to live a much healthier lifestyle, it’s difficult to encourage kids to have fun this way unless there is a goal to work toward. That’s where gymnastics classes come in. There are plenty of gymnastic classes for adults and children that will significantly improve your family’s lifestyle and get you all in much better shape.
Don’t let your family sit and veg out in front of screens anymore. It’s time to ditch the technology and get active. If you want to check out great Phoenix gymnastics classes for kids and adults, contact Arrow Head Gymnastics today.