Research is showing that over 4 million British children are obese which leads to diseases like cardiovascular issues, cancer and diabetes.
This is very worrying!
Many parents believe that excess of junk food is a leading cause for developing these problems.
However, many people overlook that there is still a lack of sports activities among school children. There is always more we can do to keep our children active and moving.
Let’s have a look at the benefits that sports clubs can provide to help our kids grow in a healthier way.
1.Building of Better Physique
Sports clubs engage children in a rigorous routine of workout and require optimal performance from them. Several sports that require physical exertion include football, basketball, badminton, dodgeball, gymnastics, tennis and many others.
It leads to weight loss and fit bodies giving children an easy release from unwanted fats and a confident appearance.
2.Enhanced Social Skills
Sport is all about teamwork. When children work with their teammates to score or win points, they realise its value and in the process socialise with others comfortably to attain a common goal.
3.Enhanced Life Skills
Sport teaches kids the toughest lessons in life such as losing to another team. Even when they lose, it teaches them how to embrace defeat with dignity instead of throwing tantrums which many kids have a habit of.
This is a constant theme in our sessions so children are aware of their feelings when they win or loose and how they deal with those emotions in a positive way and understanding how their opponents are feeling.
They also learn to respect authority such as coaches and referees and understand the roles they play to make sports and activities possible.
4.Getting Rid of Depression
An increasing number of school children suffer from depression on a regular basis which can lead to further problems in adult life. While there are other ways of improving mental health too, like counseling and antidepressants for example, physical activity can be a great solution.
Sports clubs can play a very significant role in improving the health and fitness of our children. It improves their social skills and life skills. Involvement in sports clubs helps children in combating serious issues like depression and prepares them for a prosperous life as an adult.