PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR KIDS IN WINTER
That physical exercise is a healthy habit is no discovery. Some of the benefits it has on health are well known, but it is worth reviewing what positive effects it has on certain aspects of children’s health and what to keep in mind in winter.
Tips for good exercise practice
Although the cold may seem inconvenient, physical exercise should not depend on the season. Children need to play sports all year round. What precautions should be taken in winter? For good exercise practice , the tips do not differ too much from those that can be taken into account in hot weather. Also, learn the tips to face the cold weather this winter.
– Hydration . Although it does not look like it, in winter we also lose a lot of fluid, so it is important to wear a suitable breathable towel and perform a good hydration. So if children play sports in winter, the important thing is to keep them warm at the end of the training or activity, but not to do it in excess during the exercise.
– Prepare the body. Warming up before starting any physical activity will cause muscles and tendons to respond appropriately to overloads or excessive stretching. Also, you should how to get protection from sun in winter.
– If the children are sick, it is preferable that they suspend the exercise and keep bed rest to avoid complications.
It is important that the physical activity of the children , as well as their duration and intensity, is in accordance with their age. Similarly, it is important to keep in mind that the practice of physical exercise is a healthy habit of great importance in all ages and that should be part of your day to day throughout your life. In this pyramid of physical exercise (1) you have some graphic examples of the recommended physical activity patterns in children:
Some tips can be very useful to get children to enjoy the practice of physical exercise : share with them prior to the practice of physical activity, give priority to the fact of participating and not so much to compete, encourage group activities and the collective effort and increase the effort gradually. Also, remember to follow the safety rules that may require the practice of certain sports.