In the modern technological era, children are most of the time stuck to playing video games, watching cartoons and staying indoors. It is indeed very difficult to move them out of the couch and play in the real-world environment. Outdoor play was a major part of our childhood and it seems to be diminishing slowly.
However, if you introduce your child to outdoor activities at the right age and instill their interest in the same, it is going to be beneficial for their growth as well as health. Cycling, for example, is a great outdoor activity to keep them active, healthy, happy and rejuvenated.
Health Benefits of Cycling for Kids
Let me share some Benefits of cycling and why you should encourage your child to go cycling.
Children enjoy cycling as it makes them feel independent.
1. Build Stamina
Cycling is an excellent workout. When your child cycles, it works as an amazing workout for the leg muscles. While exercising the stamina increases with increased heart rate.
Cycling helps in building and strengthening muscles. It may look like the child is getting stressed by too much cycling, however, that is not the case. Cycling is a slow but effective activity to help your child in the long run.
3. Stress buster
A cycle ride is a perfect stress buster. Being out on their own helps them relieve any kind of stress and they become calm after those rides on their favourite bicycle.
4. Confidence booster
Cycling helps in enhancing a child’s confidence as they begin to move on independently as they peddle the cycle and balance it. They become aware of their body and surroundings. It makes them feel more responsible.
Join them for fun rides in the evening for your own health and for bonding over this fun time. This will make you and your child more happy and positive.
5. Builds Socializing Skills
Cycling helps in socializing. The child meets other children and neighbors. It enhances their communication skills and gives them an opportunity to make new friends and have fun together.
6. Keeps Them active
It is very easy these days for kids to get lazy. with so many gadgets, indoor virtual games. Laziness and inactiveness can lead to health issues like childhood obesity. To discourage that to happen to your child, encourage them to go cycling. It not only keeps them active but as mentioned above helps in toning the body.
7. Overall Energize your child
Children get out of their homes into the sunlight, the natural source of Vitamin D.
They get fresh air, which rejuvenates and calms them down. They tend to sleep well.
With time you would see your child would start enjoying going out more and this will help in restricting their gadget obsession.
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As a parent, we all worry about sending our child out. We want to protect them always. But trust me, the health benefits and the joy in your child’s life is something you would.
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