Being in an active family brings health benefits for children!

It is said that we are a reflection of the five people with whom we spend the most time. For children, our parents are among these five people.

Question to parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and other adults who influence children every day: what kind of role model are you for children in terms of physical activity and healthy lifestyle?

According to the Journal of Pediatric Exercise, there are seven benefits to doing physical activity as a family.

Increases the quality of your relationships

Doing family activities develops relationships between children and parents, brothers and sisters, etc.: an important skill for our emotional health.

Optimizes cognitive ability, memory, focus, etc.

Science abounds with studies supporting the fact that increasing blood circulation to the brain will lead to a better supply of oxygen and the nutrients essential to its proper functioning.

Improves the quality of sleep

Regular physical activity has a positive impact on our ability to enter the deep sleep cycles more easily.

Builds self-esteem

What is more important to a child’s future than having good self-esteem?

Goal setting

Whether it’s scoring more goals or doing more cartwheels, physical activity gives us the opportunity to surpass ourselves by setting goals that are simple and achievable as we gradually adapt them to our evolution and our motivation.

Learning how to manage wins and defeats

Whatever the final outcome, each new challenge brings rewards.

Experiencing unforgettable moments

So what are you waiting for? Invite a child – or children—to enjoy these wonderful benefits.

Get out there and be a great role model. Help the children in your life to benefit from being part of an active family.

 

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Jessica Humphries Bruno Saint-Hilaire84 Posts

Jessica Humphries est entraîneuse certifiée, coach santé et conceptrice de programmes d’entraînement physique en plein air offerts à longueur d’année. Diplômée de l’Université McGill, elle détient un baccalauréat en éducation physique et kinésiologie. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire est un professionnel de la santé qui a fait ses études universitaires en médecine sportive et nutritionnelle et administration des affaires. Ce qui le passionne depuis plus de 20 ans est d'accompagner sa clientèle très variée (enfants, adolescents et adultes) vers l'optimisation de leur santé afin de les aider à vivre au quotidien avec plus d'énergie et de vitalité. / Jessica Humphries is a certified natural trainer in functional fitness, yoga instructor, healthy lifestyle coach and the designer of year-round nature fitness training programs. She graduated from McGill University with a BEd in physical education and kinesiology. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire is a health professional who completed his university studies in sports and nutritional medicine and business administration. For more than 20 years his passion has been to accompany his wide range of clients (children, teens and adults) in the optimization of their health to help them live their daily lives with more energy and vitality. enerj.ca

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