You may wonder what type of exercise will be suitable for your children aged six to eight years old if they start asking you. These years can be very immature for their undeveloped bodies. Some may think that children can start having exercise but some may think not.
Actually, exercise is also applicable for children with such ages. They can start adding exercise in their regular activities however there are some things that must be considered first before letting your children do the exercise regimen.
Children are not like adults in many different ways. The way of thinking along with emotional and physical matters are just some of them, that’s why the type of exercise a child should have must not be the same as what an adult has.
Every child has undeveloped skeletons. Their bones don’t mature until they reached the age of fourteen to twenty two. Girls at young age who take exercise might have negative effects on their skeleton for the rest of their lives.
Children might have injuries during exercise and will affect their bone formation right away. Young ages that are not properly warmed up might be vulnerable to injuries since they have small amounts of muscle masses that cause them to have a poor temperature regulation.
They will be also more susceptible to heart stroke and heat exhaustion since they don’t sweat as much as older humans do. It will also make them difficult to develop speed and endurance because of their immature hormone system and small muscle mass. Because children have different breathing and heart response than adults, they will have a poor capacity in exercising.
Conversely, if we look at the bright side of exercise for younger boys and girls, exercise will help them improve their strength with weight training than older people.
Before getting a child in a physical regimen, you should consult a physician first. There should be appropriate levels aerobic exercise since you are training a younger body. There should at least one to two days of full rest between workouts. The focus must be on the exercise performed by your child and not on the amounts of weights lifted.
You should also keep in mind that before the workout, your child should have stretching and warm ups. Make sure he drinks plenty of fluids all throughout the exercise sessions. The exercise routine should be done in an interval manner and your child should have a gradual adjustment in performing exercise.