Increasing childhood obesity is driving a review
of the exercise recommendations of many
countries for children and youth. Most exercise
specialists now recommend that children spend at
least an hour each day in play involving
moderate to vigorous exercise, and that periods
of inactivity of more than two hours are
discouraged. This means not letting them sit in
front of the TV or computer game for more than
two daylight hours.
Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes,
and up to several hours, of age appropriate
physical activity on all, or most days of the
Children should participate in several bouts of
physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more
Children should participate each day in a
variety of age-appropriate physical activities
designed to achieve optimal health, wellness,
fitness and performance benefits.
Extended periods (periods of two hours or more)
of inactivity are discouraged for children,
especially during the daytime hours.
Weight training for children and
adolescents results in disruption of the delicate
bone developmental process and leading to growth
Competition between friends or other children in
the training group can lead to selection of
weight that is too heavy, or the use of poor
technique that could lead to injury.
Strength training for children is not
weightlifting, power lifting or bodybuilding in
their purest forms, which are aimed at
competition. These distinctions, and the
distractions, should be clear to parents,
trainers and children.
Benefits of Strength Training for Children
Children may benefit in the following ways:
Muscle strength and endurance
Improved sports performance
fitness habit for future benefit.
A WORD OF CAUTION :
Heavy and unsurprised training with weights
early in life may retard or harm the regular
growth of the body. Exercising should be a
compulsory part of the school syllabus. Apart
from developing sports and specific skills, it
promotes agility, flexibility, is a great
psychological booster and builds
self-confidence. Young children below the age of
18 should refrain from overhead lifting of
weights as it can strain or compress the spine
or the back, which is still in the process of
Resistance training are safe and helpful
for growing bodies. Our hydraulic fitness
equipment are ideal equipment for your kids.