When it comes to developing good fitness habits, research has proven that the younger you start, the more likely you are to maintain healthy physical activity levels. That is why it is important to get young people on board with fitness as early as possible.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 out of 5 school-aged children are obese. Overweight children are at a higher risk for developing chronic health conditions that will influence the quality and longevity of their life. This makes it even more imperative to get children active and interested in maintaining their health.
A Boston University study has shown that children respond better to virtual programs that enhance interaction and makes fitness engaging and fun. The study in question relied on self-reporting and results indicated that children in the virtual fitness program were more likely to stay active for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity and 20 minutes of vigorous exercise. The way kids are receiving information today is much more technologically-based so it only makes sense that they would respond better to a fitness program that uses similar technology.
What this information clearly indicates is that today’s children are more excited to tap into the technologically advanced virtual programs to peak their interest and promote their physical well-being. SMARTFit, Inc. understands the need to keep children active and fit through programs that actually work for them.
SMARTfit technology keep children interested by engaging them with fun, entertaining games. The benefits go beyond just physical fitness. These activities also improve cognitive skills and encourage social interaction. These resources are great solutions for schools that are interested in revamping their physical education program and getting children engaged in the physical activity that promotes better learning and healthier social interactions.
SMARTfit, Inc systems combine brain fitness with body fitness improving physical, sensory, and cognitive performance creating an engaging, multisensory experience for all ages and abilities. To learn more contact us at 1-800-900-8542 x 110.