Health Insider Guide Logo

 

Exercise And Play

0 like 0 dislike
1,451 views
in Exercise by HairySeahorse
Often times, when children return from playing, they
look quite exhausted and ready for a nap.  This is
the most accurate description, and also quite the
truth, as playing is hard work.  It's exhausting to
the mind and body of the child, and it plays an
important role in helping them to become productive
and healthy.

The role of play and exercise in the life of a young
child will provide them with several benefits.  
Exercise of the body is a very important part of
keeping the young body fit as it grows into an adult
body.  Once we reach adulthood, if we've had the
benefit of exercise and play, we all tend to
continue that habit well into our adult years.

Play is also good in the form of participating in
organized sports, coordinated play times, and being
a member of a large group during all of these types
of activities.  Playing on this level will teach
us how to interact with peers and perform as a
team with our fellow players.  In today's business
world, these skills are essential.  

What we learn in body language, coping skills, and
the interaction of the mind and body during our
interaction with others is invaluable.  When we
learn this skills to the fullest, not only will
we learn how to get along with others, but we will
also learn how to interact better with ourselves.

Although interacting with ourselves seems like
a rather pointless exercise, it is actually an
important part of maintaining the best sense of
health and wellness.  There will always be times
when our bodies are trying to tell us things
about our physical or mental condition, which we
will simply refuse to listen to.

Through exercise and play, we will also learn
what our limitations are - both physical and
mental.  At times of play, you'll see children
and young adults push themselves to their limit
and beyond.  As children, we are all more able
to distinguish between a real limit versus what
society itself calls our limits.

For children and young adults, the pressures of
the world don't affect them near as much as it
does adults.  Children have a much better state of
mind and peace, unlike adults that have let the
outside influence the body and mind, which will
do little more than becoming a dominant factor of
time.

As you can tell, the benefits that are gained from
exercise and play time as children, will benefit
us for the rest of our lives.  As adults, we all
too often forget how important both exercise and
play are.  

Normally, we want to rush children into their
daily responsibilities, forgetting that at their
age they need play and interaction for their young
minds.

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

Related posts

0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,324 views
Chidren And Exercise

If you have a child of 6 to 8 years old that wants to start exercising and lifting weights, you may find yourself wondering what you should do. While some think it is perfectly fine for children to exercise, there are others that think differently. The long and short of it is that yes, it is ... water before, during, and after exercise. Getting enough water is very important with exercise, as it is often times very easy to get dehydrated - especially with children.

in Exercise by Knighttime
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,732 views
Water And Exercise

The human body is made up of over 75% of water, and as we all know, we cannot live without water. The fact is, we can only survive for a total of 3 days without water. Water has however, been replaced in most diets by soft drinks and other sugar sweetened refreshments. Keep in mind that water is a ... at all times and drink it throughout the day. You should also teach yourself to drink water instead of other beverages that don't replenish the nutrients your body needs.

in Exercise by Mosquiche
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,465 views
Exercise And Your Complexion

As we all know and hear all the time, exercise can do a body good. It can help you to stay trim, tone muscles, and help to boost energy as well. What you probably don't know, is the fact that exercise can actually help you achieve the complexion that you've always wanted. It's true that regular exercise will nourish the ... more alive as well as improve your body. All you need to do is take a little bit of time out of your schedule to exercise - its as simple as that.

in Exercise by PlaySeal
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,021 views
Exercise And Stress

Even though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well. Think about all the times you have heard someone say "the doctor ... is also a good way to relieve tension. If your gym has a pool, you may find swimming to be very beneficial as well, as it helps you to relax.

in Exercise by ForceSoldier
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,437 views
Exercise And Sleeping Better

The amount of physical exercise that you exert during the day is one of the key ingredients to helping you get a good sleep at night. The more active your body is during the day, the more likely you are to relax at night and fall asleep faster. With regular exercise you'll notice that your quality of sleep is ... small things you can add to increase the activity in your life. Your overall goal here is to have a healthy and well balanced life - with plenty of sleep.

in Exercise by UncleRhino
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,021 views
Exercise And Harm

Anytime you exercise, your brain releases chemicals known as endorphins that produce a feeling of euphoria, which is known as "runners high", which is also very easy to become chemically addicted to. Without this rush, you'll feel irritable and out of it until you exercise again. Therefore, you'll go on exercising and not ... way up. Before you know it, you'll know how to prevent injuries before they happen and you'll know exactly what you need to do to remain healthy.

in Exercise by MagicalCyborg
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,887 views
Exercise And Asthma

If you suffer from asthma, you probably think that you can't exercise properly or safely. Contrary to what many think of this subject, there are ways that you can get in shape and exercise, even if you suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is marked by characteristics such as coughing, wheezing, ... smart, take your medication, and be proactive. Don't let it put you in a life of misery - as you can enjoy exercise just like everyone else.

in Exercise by HarshThunder
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,453 views
Reasons To Exercise

Many us need to follow an exercise program, in order to remain healthy. Below, you'll find several good reasons why you should start exercising now. 1. Contributes to fat loss It is well proven from scientific research all over the world that physical exercise contributes to weight loss. If you burn more calories than you ... you like. Take a little bit of time out of your day and start exercising - you'll feel better than ever before and your body will thank you.

in Exercise by Tabooccaneer
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,178 views
Making Exercise More Fun

Nothing beats waking up in the morning with the thought of going to the gym to lift weights or jog on the treadmill. After a hard days work, the gym is one place you don't even want to think about. Sometimes, even the thought of exercising at home with your own equipment can be less than desirable. ... thing is that you should always try to incorporate exercise in any various form into your everyday life and make these habits the kind of habits that will last a lifetime.

in Exercise by GamerAlpaca
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 894 views
Exercise For Diabetics

The most common types of diabetes are known as Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as adolescent diabetes, differs from Type 2 in the sense that the body will stop producing insulin altogether. Type 2 diabetes is normally diagnosed in older adults and occurs as the body stops producing ... have to hinder your life or your performance, as exercise can help you get your life back on track and heading in the right direction - the healthy direction.

in Exercise by GreedyPig
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,611 views
Exercise Back Pain Away

According to past research and studies, nearly 80% of all Americans will experience some type of back pain in their lives. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons believes this as well, as they say 80% of us out there will encounter some type of problem with our back before we die. Traditionally, the treatment for lower ... a fluid breath while you hold stretches for 30 seconds or so. After a while, you should begin to feel a stretch behind your knee and shin.

in Exercise by Herogue
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 840 views
Exercise At Home Or Gym

Making the decision of where you will go to exercise is a very important step in reaching your goals of fitness. A lot of factors will go into this decision, and each one should be evaluated well before you start exercising. Once you have made a decision on where you will go to exercise, you can move on to deciding ... no problem making the choice. Always keep in mind that once you've made your choice, you can always switch if you aren't happy with the choice you made.

in Exercise by Dingopher
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 843 views
Exercise As Power Source

This day and age it can be very difficult indeed to go to the gym. Life is very hectic and busy, which will create a serious challenge for remaining consistent with exercise each day. Exercise is however, just what we all need to reduce stress, and give the body the extra energy it needs to carry out normal living. ... time, as you'll have a lot more energy in your normal everyday life. You can think of exercise as the batteries that will help to give your life power.

in Exercise by Butcherry
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,153 views
Choosing The Right Exercise For You

The type of exercise you do all depends on you and what you like to do. What you hate doing, paying membership fees, and whether or not to buy equipment are all things you need to consider as well as answer. If you choose something that you don't like to do, you aren't going to keep doing it for a long period ... great for fitness although it isn't for someone who is just starting out. If you haven't exercised in a long time, then golf may be the best activity for you.

in Exercise by Scorpeon
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,152 views
Exercise: Your Good Health Is Counting On It

Did you know that everything that gets you moving can and will contribute to your health-from walking to a high-intensity aerobics class? Research shows that regular exercise can lower the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure and certain cancers. And exercise helps ... eager to help. Remember: It's never too late, and it's never too little to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Do it for your health!

in Exercise by PlushSeal

Welcome Health Care Insider

Discover and share health related topics

Contribute 

262 posts

0 comments

0 comments

41,881 users

...