Life is motion. Moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness. Everything from cardiovascular disease to depression has been tied to a lack of physical activity. This isn’t something that only adults need to be aware of. Getting enough physical activity as a child is an important step in reducing the risk of chronic disease in adulthood.
Why it Matters:
If your child is tied to the latest video game or app, you know it can be challenging to encourage exercise and physical activity. However, carving out enough time to move is not only essential for their physical health, but also their brain. Being sedentary during childhood slows down your brain’s ability to learn “movement skills”, which are things like agility and hand/eye coordination.
Establishing consistent habits of physical activity and movement as a child is an essential first step towards enabling a lifetime of good health. Movement starts with your nervous system and spine. Our practice is focused on helping you and your family stay active and live a happier, healthier life.
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.