There is a long-running debate on the topic of when kids should take up strength training; specifically, weight training. Articles and opinions have varied on the subject, and for a long time the general consensus was “it’s not safe for kids to lift weights.” However, more recent research is starting to show that that’s not
Approaching a reward triggers dopamine. Dopamine alerts your attention to things that meet your needs. How you define your needs depends on your unique life experience. Each time dopamine flowed in your youth, it connected neurons in your brain. Now you’re wired you to meet your needs in ways that felt good in your past.
Flexibility is an important part of fitness. Stretching is used to increase the flexibility of muscles. There are several different types of stretching including static, dynamic, andproprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Static stretching is the most common and involves slowly increasing motion until a mild stretch is felt and holding that position for 20-30 seconds. Dynamic
We love our children and will do anything for them! Are we really doing that, or are we ignoring the fact how important daily physical activities. Are our children spending more time playing a sport on your phone or are they outdoors playing the sport for real? Take stock what physical activities your child does
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other. Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids’ minds. The finding doesn’t prove that fitness actually makes children smarter, but it provides support for the idea,