Children are exposed to high levels of stress because of school, testing, and extracurricular activities. Studies show that regular exercise may be the key to managing the physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms that come with stress. At BounceU , we take pride in providing a stress-free environment for kids to have fun and be active. Here are some other benefits for children who exercise on a regular basis:
In order for children to perform well in school, it’s essential that they sleep well at night. Children who wake up refreshed after a full night of sleep generally exhibit more positive attitudes and make better decisions during the day. Exercise has noticeable effects on sleep patterns, as kids who exercise regularly tend to sleep longer and fall asleep faster than kids who don’t exercise.
A study conducted in Spain found that students who engaged in regular fitness activities were more academically successful than students who were less physically active. Specifically, grades in math and language were higher among the physically fit students. A different study, conducted in Texas, showed a clear correlation between a healthy heart and lungs and students getting better grades.
Fewer Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Physical activity causes the release of endorphins, which are chemicals that create positive feelings in the body. The regular release of endorphins leads to a more consistently positive mood and a general sense of well-being. Children who exercise are better able to maintain healthy weights and increased energy levels throughout the day, which contribute to positive self-image.
Lifelong Exercise Habits
Children who participate regularly in physical activity tend to continue those exercise habits into adulthood. Stress increases with age, so it’s important to encourage children to get a head start in learning to manage their stress with healthy physical activity.
One great way to encourage exercise is to let your kids bounce away their stress at BounceU in Farmingdale. We offer open bounce sessions, field trips, and kids’ birthday parties. Contact us at (516) 986-4518 for more information about our bounce options and party packages.