During school closures, parents across the country are finding it challenging to limit their kids’ screen time and encourage physical activity — especially while balancing working from home, managing the household, and overseeing online school lessons. Closures and social distancing have forced many kids to temporarily abandon spring sports and activities. Additionally, families and kids are coping with increased boredom and stress, which are two emotions that have been linked to overeating.
Vault is here to remind you that consistent exercise is essential for everyone, including kids — here are a few reasons why exercise is especially crucial for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic:
– Exercise boosts the immune system: Research shows that regular, moderate-intensity exercise has immune-boosting benefits that may help children and adults to fight off infections, including COVID-19.
– Exercise may prevent weight gain: During the pandemic, families have fewer opportunities for exercise and may be forced to change their dietary habits. Exercise can help kids burn calories and offset the effects of sedentary activities.
– Exercise reduces stress and anxiety: Just like adults, children may also be experiencing stress, anxiety, and sadness during these challenging times. Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help children reduce their stress levels and build emotional resilience.
How can Vault help your child stay fit?
As always, Vault Fitness is willing to work with you to create fitness opportunities for your children that you feel comfortable with. Check our updated Fit Kids Schedule for afternoon Yoga, Fitness, Boxing, and Trampoline classes. In addition, we offer private, semi private, and small group training for those of you who would like to avoid group class situations. You may book private, semi private and small group training at your home, at the studio, outside the studio, or virtually on Zoom.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about keeping your kids fit during the back-to-school season.