Ever wondered why access to outdoor gym equipment is vital for children? Here is some excellent information on the benefits of using outdoor gym equipment for children.
Staying fit and active has always been a major factor in enabling our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, not to mention improving life expectancy and reducing the likelihood of chronic disease.
Yet, obesity still remains a worrying issue in the western world, not only for adults, but terrifyingly, for our school children too.
The World Health Organisation (WHO), has claimed that childhood obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century.
According to the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) just over 19 per cent of UK children aged 10-11 (Year 6) are obese, with a further 14 per cent classed as overweight – a result which on its own is concerning enough.
As parents, we worry about the safeguarding of our children, yet the problem of childhood obesity appears to start from a young age, with 1 in 10 Reception age children classified as obese – a figure which has risen again in the last year.
According to the NHS, obesity is one of the leading causes of premature death, coming only second to smoking in Europe, yet this is a problem which can be tackled easily among the young by ensuring they take part in and enjoy regular exercise.
It can be achieved through a variety of sports and activities which can be carried out both indoors and through the use of outdoor gym equipment for children.
In addition, the benefits of investing in outdoor gym equipment for children means the chance to get the goodness of the fresh air and sunshine, which is so beneficial to the health.
Our range of outdoor gym equipment
Exercise need never be a chore. The key is to make it exciting, different and fun, through a diverse and challenging range of activities. Here are just some of the pieces of outdoor gym equipment for children that we provide at CJ Sports:
- Children’s waist twister – great warm up for core and lower body
- Children’s leg stretch – improves mobility and helps strengthen muscles
- Children’s double strength challenger – strengthen upper body muscles
- Children’s health walker – improve endurance, fitness and strength at the same time
- Children’s slalom skier – excellent cardiovascular exercise and helps improve balance
- Children’s horse rider – body toner and stamina builder
- Children’s rower – great for warming up before more challenging exercise
- Children’s sky stepper – develop balance levels while providing cardiovascular workout and whole body warm up
- Children’s tai chi discs – to encourage mental agility and interaction
- Children’s arm pedal cycle – cardio workout and helps to improve coordination
Get in touch to find out more
At CJ Sports we are very passionate about encouraging kids to be active and healthy. In addition, we feel it’s vital to decrease the serious problem of obesity.
To find out more about the wide range of outdoor gym equipment for children that we have available for schools and clubs across the UK, get in touch with a member of our team today.