The benefits of step for children
We know that our children should practice physical exercise regularly, but we do not always know how to decide for the best activity. The step is an aerobic exercise with many benefits for children although we are not very used to relate it to children. However, the step meets all the requirements t
We know that our children should practice physical exercise regularly, but we do not always know how to decide for the best activity. The step is an aerobic exercise with many benefits for children although we are not very used to relate it to children.
However, the step meets all the requirements to become the favorite activity of our children because it is dynamic, it is fun, it is done with music, it can be practiced outdoors or in covered spaces and, what is more important, prevents childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
The step is also for children
The step has been implemented in gyms for decades and is recognized as one of the most complete aerobic exercises, but we tend to associate this exercise with gyms or classes for adults. However, children love the step, especially if the choreography is adapted to their age. Practicing step is accessible to all ages and is a fun exercise because it is done listening to music. It consists of performing choreographies on a
step of adjustable height in a collective class where children besides being physically active can socialize with other children of their age. Benefits of step for children
As the step one
aerobic modality , the main benefits for children are seen in cardiovascular health. The step promotes blood circulation, regulates the heart rate and the body becomes accustomed to the practice of physical effort. This exercise especially develops the musculature of the lower part of the body, but there are also general benefits.The step promotes
psychomotor development , coordination, flexibility and endurance. It is also a fundamental exercise for children to learn to breathe in the right way and greatly improves their ability to concentrate. As the step is practiced with music, the execution of the choreography develops its sense of rhythm in a fun way.In order for children to take advantage of all the physical and emotional benefits of practicing step, it is recommended that they do so under the supervision of a monitor, as this is the only way to avoid injuries and that the rhythm of the exercise adapts to age and the possibilities of each child. But with these preventions, the step can become a
exercise of the most complete for the development of the smallest. Laura Vélez.
Editor of Guiainfantil.com