BLEND is committed to promoting and encouraging increased physical activity to children and families in Central MN. At the same time, we want kids to have fun and enjoy being active! The Fit Kids Club Series sets out to do just that. By encouraging participation in one, or many, endorsed race events we hope to give children and families the opportunity to try something new, pass on the idea that exercise is fun, provide a sociable setting, and reward them for positive behavior. In return, by promoting daily exercise in childhood we can set the tone for a lifetime of physical activity and improved health.
It’s equally important for parents to be a positive role model and take part in physical activity with their children. When parents set a good example, it is more likely that the child will develop lifelong healthy habits.
Benefits from Regular Exercise
Kids who are active will:
- have stronger muscles and bones
- have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat
- be less likely to become overweight
- decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
- have a better outlook on life
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges. Learn more about the benefits of active kids here!
Learn more about local events BLEND supports: