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After School Program Makes Health and Fitness a Top Priority - Kids ‘R’ Kids Valrico

Posted on 12-09-2015

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Many people think of fitness as a workout regimen that includes weights and running, but the actual definition of the word is: the condition of being physically fit and healthy. It is never too early to educate our children on what it means to prioritize health and keeping the body fit and functioning at its optimum level.

Check out what healthychildren.org had to say:

There's no scarcity of activities that you can make available to your child, and all kids can find some form of exercise that they enjoy. If you can get your child interested in an activity like this when he's young, exercise and fitness are more likely to become a habit that lasts for many decades.

At Kids R Kids Valrico, we work to encourage children with our Health and Fitness Challenge. Our Health and Fitness program teaches kids of all ages what it means to be healthy (i.e. what a healthy body is, how to feed it and the importance of exercise), while also communicating the importance of team cooperation, fair play and physical well-being.

We also offer programs that encourage physical activities, while also nurturing other interests, such as dance and martial arts. According to everydayhealth.com,

A controlled study revealed that partner dance and musical accompaniment brought about stress relief.

And they go on to state that:

A dance class is the perfect setting to make new friends and branch out socially. Maintaining positive relationships may just rank up there with healthy eating and exercise. Being socially engaged leads to increased happiness, reduced stress, and a stronger immune system.

Studies show that dancing can help you lose weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, make friends, and more.

Dancing gives children an outlet for expression with music and movement, whether it’s their own free interpretation or choreographed movements, but it has many other benefits too, and that is why many of our locations offer instruction in dance.

As for the value of Martial Arts, here is what everydayhealth.com has to say,

Karate and other martial arts offer a number of physical and mental health benefits:

~ Conditioning. The martial arts are a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles.

~ Flexibility and agility. Practicing martial arts increases flexibility and agility, thereby improving your coordination skills.

~ Posture. Good posture is beneficial for your health and can make you look and feel better.

~ Weight. By burning calories and toning muscles, martial arts help you lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight.

~ Stamina. Since martial arts provide a full-body workout, they increase overall stamina and endurance.

~ Mental health. In addition to improving physical fitness, martial arts can improve mental and emotional health. As you learn self-defense moves, martial arts can give you greater self-confidence, reduce stress, and help you to concentrate and focus.

Kids R Kids Valrico knows the importance of educating your children about healthy living and keeping their bodies fit. A healthy body goes hand in hand with a healthy mind and your child’s development is our top priority. If you have any questions about our Before and After School Programs, please call us to schedule a meeting with one of our enrollment specialists.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Valrico, 4321 Lynx Paw Trail, Valrico, FL 33596, (813) 657-6200

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