(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Children who are active and exercise daily are more likely to build stronger muscles and bones, have a better outlook on life, have higher self-esteem and sleep better. According to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children should have at least 60 minutes of daily structured physical activity. However, one in every four children do not meet this guideline. In addition, chronic illnesses are on the rise due to childhood obesity: 52% are high risk for asthma; while 45% are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year.
Parents, educators, and educational facilities (i.e. schools and daycare centers, summer camps, Mommy & Me learning programs) all play a pivotal role in establishing healthy patterns in children that will last into their adulthood. Since children are greatly influenced by their surroundings. Instilling proper healthy habits, at an early age, are a critical part in a child’s development.
The best way to encourage children to become more active is by introducing them to activities they can enjoy and gravitate towards. Music, dance, creative movement, and imaginative themes play a significant role in a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development. Using this knowledge, FLYAROO Fitness designed the first nationwide customizable preschool fitness certification program, specifically for children ages 18 months to 6 years old that complements any existing curriculum. This learning-based movement program is a fun way to exercise and teach preschoolers about healthy habits through yoga, dance, and imagination. The unique program encourages kids to have fun while learning numbers, shapes, colors, the alphabet, and their manners.
FLYAROO Fitness focuses on four key elements: imagination, interaction, academia, and teamwork. The program is further broken down based on the child’s age, emotional maturity, and musicality. Certified instructors receive one-on-one training and are taught how to properly develop the best curriculum, choreography, and music selection that is age and location-appropriate.
Anyone is eligible to become a certified FLYAROO Fitness Instructor. For additional information on how to get yourself and your facility certified, please visitwww.FLYAROOfitness.com and sign up for the online program. Together, we can create a world of healthy and happy children by certifying hundreds of instructors all over the country to teach FLYAROO Fitness classes in preschools, gyms, community centers, outdoors and more.
Ethel Baumberg has an MPH in health education and behavioral sciences and is the business director and co-founder of FLYAROO Fitness, the first nationwide customizable preschool certification fitness program created for children ages 18 months to 6 years old.