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Let Your Kid Fly a Kite for Their Health

By Brandi Goodman 

Kite flying is a popular pastime for children. Although you're bound to see more people outdoors enjoying the activity during the spring and summer, it's a possibility any time of year. As long as there's wind, a kite can be flown. Let your kid get outside and fly their kite around for a chance to better their health.

Kites Encourage Better Eye Health

Remind your kids not to look directly at the sun. With a pair of sunglasses on, though, they'll actually work to improve their eye health as they watch their kite soar. Looking up at the blue sky and having to use hand-eye coordination to maneuver the item and watch where it goes helps strengthen vision. It's actually a great way to beat eye fatigue. 

Kite Flying Reduces Stress

It's easy for kids to get overwhelmed with the amount of schoolwork and activities they have to accomplish. Kite flying offers a great way to reduce feelings of stress. Your child can simply focus on the task at hand and enjoy their time outdoors, rather than worrying about anything else in that moment. 

It Offers an Opportunity to Stretch the Neck

Tech neck has taken over. Too many kids are spending significant amounts of time looking down at their phones and tablets. This can lead to some serious neck strain -- and pain. Flying a kite forces kids to look up. It offers an opportunity to stretch the neck and let it get a break from being tilted down all the time. 

It Provides Exercise

Your kids won't be standing in one place watching the kite go by. They'll need to move this way, and that way, as they attempt to follow the kite's flying pattern. It won't stay up in the air for long without your child guiding it with the string and moving their own body in the process. This is an excellent opportunity for exercise. Any amount of exercise is beneficial to their overall health. 

Mary Poppins didn't have a song about kite flying for no reason. Aside from it being a catchy tune ("let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height") it's a good depiction of just how fun and exciting it can feel for kids to try the activity. With all the benefits it can bring, there's no reason not to let your kiddos have their kite-flying fun any time they ask. Get outside and fly kites together for a bonding activity that promotes well-being. 

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

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