Swim To Become Smarter
A study undertaken by Griffith University in Australia which involved 7,000 young kids from all over the world proved that children who participated in swimming lessons during these early years achieved a wide range of skills earlier than children who did not. More than a major factor in physical health, exercise brings about an endless […]
Why Kids Should Be Encouraged to Play Multi-Sports
According to a consensus statement by the International Olympic Committee, “Children who participate in a variety of sports and specialise only after reaching the age of puberty, for example, tend to be more consistent performers, have fewer injuries and adhere to sports play longer than those who specialise early.” Sports play a key role in […]
4 Ways on How Sports Teaches your Child Discipline
Teaching kids good behavior takes incredibly hard work and endless patience because we all know that it doesn’t happen just like that. When a parent feels that all these efforts go straight down the drain could get on his or her last nerve and trigger an angry response. According to a policy statement (Effective Discipline […]
Energy Drink, Sports Drink or Water? What’s best for your kid?
While sports drinks are good go-to thirst-quenchers after a high-intensity activity, energy drinks on the other hand are definitely not advisable for children. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, or any other drink with caffeine, should be off-limits to children and teenagers. That includes colas and coffee […]
Replace Screen Time with Physical Activity! 5 Tips to Encourage your Child to Participate in Sports
According to a research by the journal JAMA Pediatrics, more screen time is linked to poorer progress on key developmental measures such as communication skills, problem solving and social interactions among young kids over time. At this stage, young children’s brains are rapidly developing new connections and learning from every cue it receives. And spending […]
Is Your Child A Picky Eater? 6 Tips to Prevent This in Your Children!
According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, more than one in five kids between the ages of 2 and 6 are considered “selective eaters.” As a parent with a child who’s a picky eater, every meal is a challenge. You might think that it is just a phase but your child may not grow […]
Is your child socially awkward? Here are the Top 3 ways on how sports help improve confidence and social skills
Is your child struggling socially? Is he or she at the receiving end of cruelty at the hands of classmates or “friends”? Socially-awkward kids are particularly vulnerable to loneliness, social isolation, or worse, bullying. Who would want all these to be experienced by their own child? Certainly nobody! Leanne Findlay and Robert Coplan from Carleton […]
Top 3 Reasons Why Kids Love a Sport
According to a study by Professor Amanda Visek of the Department of Exercise Science at George Washington University in 2014, “The No. 1 reason kids play sports is because it’s fun.” however by the age of 13, 70% of kids who venture into sports eventually lose interest. Most of us will think of fun as […]
Is your child at risk? The Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency
According to the Journal of Nutrition by the University of Oxford in 2015, 70% of children in general populations are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a nutrient in which production depends mainly on sunlight exposure, Vitamin D levels in children are greatly affected by changes in lifestyle. Children today spend less time outdoors than […]
Is Your Child Moving Enough? Are you Assisting your Child Into a Life of Obesity?
Obesity is becoming a global issue. According to the World Health Organization, overweight children in South East Asia have risen by 150% in the last decade. An estimated 6.6 million young children under 5 years old are currently obese. (WHO, 2019) While not all overweight children go on to become overweight adults, obesity in adulthood […]