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Why Exercise Can Help Your Kids with School

By Virginia Laird

With the opening bell of the school year just a few short weeks away, you may be wondering what you can do to keep your children happy, healthy, and ready to learn all year long. While there are many things you can do to help, one of the best is to encourage and help prioritize time to exercise. Health and wellness professionals have offered many reasons why exercise should be at the top of your list, including:

  • Exercise can release stress
  • Making time to exercise can improve sleep
  • Working out can help the brain focus

Exercise Can Release Stress

School can be stressful, and the hustle and bustle that accompanies the back-to-school rush can make things even worse. It is important to remember that children can be stressed out enough that they may need your support and help to find avenues to reduce it. Health and wellness experts advise that stress can lead to many illnesses, including heart attack and high blood pressure. For this reason these professionals recommend everyone make time to exercise on a routine basis. Fitness gurus advise that as little as three to four 30-minute workouts each week can be enough to reduce stress levels.

Making Time to Exercise Can Improve Sleep

If your home is like mine, you may be burning the midnight oil throughout the summer. This lifestyle can prove to be difficult when trying to make sure your children have enough sleep to focus and function throughout the school day. Research suggests that exercising can help improve sleep. Health and wellness experts advise those who may be trying to find more restful sleep  make time to exercise after dinner. These workouts can be as simple as riding a bike or taking a walk through your neighborhood. This can also serve as great family time during such a busy back-to-school crunch.

Working Out Can Help the Brain Focus

As you prepare to send your children back to the classroom, you may be thinking of a variety of things you can do to encourage your student to stay on task and remain focused. Health and wellness experts preach that exercise can help the brain to focus. Exercise can help release tension, clear the mind, and get your body and mind ready for the various tasks that may need to be completed. Research suggests that those who make exercise a priority are more successful in completing work on time.

As if these reasons were not enough to get you and your family moving, exercise can help keep everyone in your home healthy. Now is the time to begin making family exercise time a happy habit in your home.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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