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Cardio Programs for Children

The sedentary lifestyle that most children have today has caused them to lead very unhealthy lives. As a result for children have become very popular in an effort to improve their .

What are They

Cardio programs for children are programs that help children exercise their way to good health. Most of these programs are for children from five to fourteen years of age. A few of them take children as young as 6 weeks. They are held in a gym, or you can buy a DVD that teaches you how to do the cardio workouts at home. They do a lot of different activities to get their heart rate up.

Why They are Needed

Did you know that 50 percent of the children in the United States are overweight? The main reason is because 25 percent of the children spend 4 hours or more a day seated in front of the television or the computer. It has become such a problem, that car seat manufacturers are finding it necessary to change their car seats to fit fatter babies.

How They Help

These cardio programs help children increase their endurance and motor skills, while teaching them health and fitness as a way of life. As they exercise the teachers also teach them fun nutritional tips.

These classes can help children improve respiratory problems, improve their moods, strengthen their lungs and hearts and reduce their blood pressure. They also help the children sleep better and reduce their risk of diabetes.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

2 Responses to “Cardio Programs for Children”

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    Sherrie Says:
    What really needs to be done is some parental control. Instead of allowing your children to spend 4 hours a day in front of the TV or computer, make them go and play outside, engage them in activities and sports that they enjoy. I don't think aerobics in a gym is the right step for more active kids. If adults don't really like it and can't force themselves to go to the gym, then I don't think children will enjoy it too much. Get outside and play - that is the simple answer to overweight children!
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    Sherrie Says:
    What really needs to be done is some parental control. Instead of allowing your children to spend 4 hours a day in front of the TV or computer, make them go and play outside, engage them in activities and sports that they enjoy. I don't think aerobics in a gym is the right step for more active kids. If adults don't really like it and can't force themselves to go to the gym, then I don't think children will enjoy it too much. Get outside and play - that is the simple answer to overweight children!