As the world progresses, more people are actively living a healthier lifestyle. Thus far, health and physical activity go hand in hand and being less active can eventually lead to many health issues. When it comes to children, keeping them active is a top priority. However, many persons have failed to realize this and instead focus on being an active adult.
There are several reasons why supporting and ensuring that children stay healthy is important. When they begin to engage in a more active lifestyle, it plays an important role in their lifelong health.
A common issue faced by many children is obesity and being overweight. When children are more physically active, they tend to be at healthier weights. More and more children around the world are becoming less and less active. As we’ve mentioned before they are more likely to be more overweight in this instance.
Along with this shocking fact, reports from the World Health Organisation has indicated that by 2030, the United Kingdom will be the number one obese country. As the levels of obesity increase, it will lead to more cases of chronic health complications and heart disease. People will even begin to suffer from type-2 diabetes. While they may seem nerve-wracking, these are just a few instances of what is coming if children don’t become more active.
When it comes to adults, we should also take extra effort to become more active even if we have busy schedules. When the proper foundation is laid, we will be able to get a hand on it as we get older.
Muscle And Bones
Both pre-teens and teenagers are known for developing much faster than full-grown adults. Hence, the first few years are more crucial in development when compared to others. Health also plays a huge role in this development. When children are more active, they will develop stronger bones and muscles.
This development goes with them through their entire life and it relates to their health. This makes them less likely to suffer from osteoporosis and other diseases as well as injuries. In essence, this development takes place when we are younger.
One of the main reasons that continue to keep children in a state of being not physically active is the significant rise in tech. Most people already support this idea and the direct effects that it has on children. However, these issues are just small when compared to the many subtle effects that are coming faster and faster each day. Simply sitting in front of the television for extended periods can cause poor posture.
Over the last couple of years, there has also been higher usage of tablet and phone use. Portable screens keep them fixed in one position and will negatively impact their posture.
Another important factor that any parent can agree on is the high levels of laziness that is now being instilled in them. This comes mainly because of the fact that they are being less active and sitting around all day. This particular learned behaviour will stick and be a part of their adult life as well.
Soon enough people will not only become incapable of performing physical activities but they will also lose bone strength and be much more obese. The longer we repeat these habits, the harder it is to depart from them. This will only be a huge deal when the current generations become tomorrows future. Children will also soon become isolated and less sociable without interacting with others.
As we’ve previously mentioned, it is pretty difficult to keep up with the realities that modern life faces. We need to ensure that physical health is taken care of for future generations to come. Greater importance must be placed on physical health and healthy diets to improve the status of the general population. Due to this, we are all questioning the future and just how worse things eventually become for the next generation.