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An increasing number of children are overweight or obese and without intervention 80% of them will remain overweight as adults. This can put them at risk of various medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnoea. Obesity can also adversely affect their self-esteem.
An important way to help your child with weight loss, maintaining a normal weight and develop healthy eating habits, is to encourage them to participate in regular physical activity.
Warm up - 5 minutes
To prevent injury, it is important for your child to warm up before exercising. This should include about five minutes of light activity, such as walking, callisthenics (jumping jacks, bending, knee lifts), and stretching.
Main exercise session - 40 minutes
The key to keep children interested, is to continuously change each session, so they are never repeating them. This keeps them focused on what they are achieving. This can include fast walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, running, swimming, jumping rope or group activities, such as playing soccer, hockey, volleyball, baseball, basketball, football or even circuit classes.
Cool down - 5 minutes
To prevent injury, it is also important for your child to cool down after exercising. Like the warm up, this should include about five minutes of light activity, such as walking, callisthenics (jumping jacks, bending, knee lifts), and stretching.
You should also encourage physical activity as part of your child's regular daily routine. This can include:
In August 2007 Platinum Personal Training set up the first children's fitness programme in London. We have specialist trainers who will get your child or children healthy and fit.
With every fitness package each trainer will talk to you and your child about a healthy balanced diet and also suggest the correct diet plan for your child.
All out Children's packages come with a free, tailor-made diet guide and workout programme.
We are now able to train children online using our unique online personal training service. Its extremely important to make sure children of all ages stay active and keep fitness a big part of their life's.
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