Right exercises for children

Expert session Questions and Answers

Every child requires a sport/exercise activity of at least 60 minutes per day, all 7 days a week without any rest day. So now he should restart football with slow progression every day and apart from that he has to work on his health and skill related fitness components. Yoga is excellent for the back but only Yoga won’t help in building his back. Also only strengthening the back won’t help Overall fitness of which muscular strength and endurance are a part. It has to be improved under guidance.

Apart from her sports skill related activities she needs to do strength and conditioning activities with a good S&C coach.

First her speed and stamina(aerobic capacity) has to be assessed and then a corrective program done for the same. If you won’t measure it, how will you improve it?

Need to assess both. His fitness and Nutritional status

For above age 7, Playing any sports/ yoga/martial arts/dancing/cycling/swimming/running etc at least 60 mins a day all 7 days a week is required.

Please consult a pediatrician first to rule out pathological issues, if all is ok then the problem should be with the training (actual activity related /pre and post warm up/stretching).

Whatever activities he is doing now are enough, as he is crossing his milestones he himself will start increasing his activities.

As I said before, Assess-Correct-Sustain.

You are the best motivation. Your children will not do what you tell, they will only do what you do. So I would suggest that you too take out time to get involved in these activities with him.

Yes, so it has to be a mix and match and children are very sensitive and how you handle this is important.

That is the exact reason I suggest health related fitness assessments. Just because a child is overweight doesn’t mean he/she is unfit. There are so many examples wherein inspite of being in the obese category the child is excellent in many fitness components. That is why measuring the health related fitness components is very important

  1. Heart Health(Aerobic Capacity- VO2 max)
  2. Muscle Fitness- Muscular Strength, Endurance , Flexibility
  3. Body Composition

Your child’s fitness report card is more important than his school report card.

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Rahul Pendse – Exercise For Children’s Growth And Development

Dr.Rahul is a well known Health Consultant and Educator in Exercise and Sports Sciences. He has been experienced in the field of Health, Medicine, Fitness, Bodybuilding, Martial Arts, Sports, Conditioning and Yoga for more than 30 years.

He has done his Graduation and Post Graduation, certifications in Medicine , Alternative Medicine, Ayurveda, Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Fitness Management, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Sports Medicine Functional Rehab, Children’s Health and Fitness, Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy, Marathon training. He himself has been practicing Yoga since the age of 8 years. Dr Rahul did Martial Arts(Taekwondo) since the age of 16 years and is doing Natural BodyBuilding since age 20. He has been an avid sportsman playing cricket and table-tennis (till University level).

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