Instilling a love for fitness at a young age is important to promoting a healthy lifestyle for girls. During the formidable preteen and teenage years, young girls need to be educated on healthy habits and not be misled to dangerous eating and exercise behaviors. Kids are busy with school, sports, clubs, volunteer work, after school activities, and homework so its tough to make time for fitness, but there are endless benefits to incorporating it into their schedule including:
Improvement to mental health: consistent exercise can boost self-esteem and lower stress levels through the release of endorphins
Better sleep patterns: regular exercise has proven to allow a deeper, most restorative sleep
Better immune system: people who work out often get sick less often than those who do not
Preventing future health problems: studies show that the risk of type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure is much lower for people who work out
Looking for a way to get young girls involved in fitness? Check out the *Girls Fitness program exclusively as Sweat Gym & Fitness. The six-week program provides an introduction to Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and a bootcamp routine and is perfect for girls of all athletic ability between the ages 7-12.