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10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 20, 2018
FieldHouse, Sudbury, MA

About one-third of American children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese and fewer than 25% of children get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per day.

Interaction with technology, urbanized living, academic pressures and other factors have combined to create historically low rates of youth physical activity.

However, essential aspects of physical, cognitive, behavioral and social development are taking place when kids exercise frequently.

Why should children exercise? Here are the top 10 reasons why helping kids become active once again is necessary to the rest of their lives:

  • Children who are active 60 minutes per day demonstrate lower rates of obesity.
  • Greater rates of activity in children have been associated with higher test scores in reading and math.
  • Physical (body) and cognitive (brain) development go hand-in-hand. While this continues for life, this relationship is most critical at a young age. When kids are active, their brain develops, allowing for new types of activity.
  • Play-based activity that requires a high degree of sensory input (sight, sound, touch, etc.) helps develop a broad array of skills that make physical activity more enjoyable later in life.
  • Frequent physical activity has been associated with improved behavior in the classroom and beyond.
  • It appears that active children are more likely to become active adults.
  • Aerobic activity has been shown to increase the size of essential brain structures and number of neural connections.
  • Frequent activities requiring a high degree of balance and coordination have been associated with improved emotional response.
  • Frequent exercise decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety in children.
  • Regular exercise with children promotes self-efficacy with regard to health and self-image.

Taking away from academic time as a teacher to get kids active is a challenge. Disrupting the peace and quiet offered by an iPad and kid-sized headphones is a hard sell. Taking time out of our already packed lives as adults to allow kids the opportunity to be active can feel like an uphill battle for just about everyone.

However, as you can see exercise and frequent activity for kids is critical to their ability to develop into happy, healthy, active adults.

For information on Fall Sports Programs for kids, contact The FieldHouse in Sudbury.

Source: acefitness.org

Fall Sports Programs for Kids and Teens

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The FieldHouse in Sudbury - Fall Sports Program for Kids

Now is the time to register your kids for Fall Sports Programs. Are you looking for extra-curricular fun for your kids while helping them develop skills, self-confidence and drive? Look no further than the sports programs at the FieldHouse in Sudbury.

Basketball

Our two high school regulation hardwood courts are great for all ages and skill levels. We offer youth basketball programs for ages 4-18, basketball camps, and individual training sessions to help you stay in top performance shape during the off season.

When playing at The FieldHouse, not only will your skills improve, but your conditioning will as well. You will have an opportunity to play against the toughest competition from all over the Metrowest area. When you play against the best, you have a shot at becoming the best.

Lacrosse

At The FieldHouse, our state-of-the-art 65 x 35 yard indoor turf field is open for lacrosse all year long. We offer clinics, individual training sessions, facility rentals, and drop in free play.

Join our coaches as they keep you in top performance shape through the off season. One-on-one lacrosse sessions with our coaches will give you the opportunity to fine tune your strengths and improve your weakness while the competition takes a break.

Volleyball

Our two full size indoor courts have more than enough room for parties, or just pick-up games.

Plus, our volleyball clinics teach all skill levels in a great environment. Our excellent team of coaches will guide players of all abilities through a playing experience like never before.

Field Hockey

Our state-of-the-art 65 x 35 yard turf field is open for Field Hockey all year long. In our indoor facilities you won’t have to worry about banging into hockey boards while playing field hockey.

Whether you’re looking to make the varsity team or just learn some new skills, come work on perfecting your ball-handling skills and short passing game. Work on your stick skills while having fun.

Tots

Kids love our Tots sports classes! While they are having fun, they are also developing skills that will make a difference in their future performance. Instructors provide your toddler with an opportunity to develop physically and socially in a safe and fun environment.

For more information on Fall Sports Programs, contact The FieldHouse in Sudbury.


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