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Parents have been advised to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion.
Children aged eight and under have been targeted in the move.
Finland is known for producing some of the most physically fit children in Europe.
It also produces some of the highest academic results among schoolchildren in the developed world. …
Guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that children and young teenagers aged between 5 and 17 should perform at least an hour of moderate physical exercise a day. Finland recommends triple that.
Parents should know that schools are NOT physically educating their children.😦
The latest ParticipACTION Report Card examines kids’ overall physical activity and, for the first time, grades their movement skills. There’s a lot of room for improvement.
Quoted in that article is Mount Royal University movement education instructor Nadine Van Wyk, former Gymnastics coach. She knows fitness.
An insanely great video posted by Jason J Orkowski of GYmfinity Children’s Activity Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
(via Alex Bard)
It’s nearly impossible to stop kids from doing Gymnastics at home. On the couch. On the bed. …
Parents should BAN inversions and rotations, if they can. Alternatively, they can set up as safe a Gymnastics play area as possible.
Tumbl Trak posted some tips for parents:
Keeping athletes safe at home requires a bit of thought and awareness of the skills kids will practice. Here’s some safety measures for families to consider when using home gym equipment:
Choose an area in the home large enough to allow for space surrounding the equipment to work safely.
Floors should be clear of objects that could cause injury, including extra furniture nearby. …
Parents should send their children to qualified instructors in safe facilities.
… American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “strongly discourages” the use of home trampolines.
Sure, while the majority of injuries are sprained ankles, an annoying but relatively benign injury, almost 30 percent were broken bones or dislocations and about 10 to 17 percent are injuries that involve heads and necks. …