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Exercise and fitness in children

Understanding the value of exercise at an early age

Exercise is such an important part of everyday life, it keeps us healthy and prolongs our lives, most importantly it is great for our mental health. As adults, most of us try to keep fit and healthy but sometimes other things take over, like work and stress.

This is where sending a positive message about exercise to our children from a young age is extremely influential. It means that generations ahead of us might have a better understanding of the importance of exercise which means we can then hopefully tackle obesity in young children and adults. Planting the positive seed from an early age can help massive amounts for the future of our children.

Fitness and exercise are extremely significant in helping with mental health. Studies have shown that exercise can help with depression and anxiety, it releases endorphin chemicals which relieve stress and pain. 10% of children aged between 5 and 16 are diagnosed with a mental health issue, these statistics are rising ever year. Therefore, exercise and fitness are so imperative to young children and adults.

Something the government recently brought in is funding for exercise in schools. The idea of outdoor gym equipment is to get everyone involved in free exercise, especially children. This equipment is being installed in public areas, like parks and in schools, nurseries, colleges. At School Furniture Direct we focus on gym and exercise equipment for nurseries, schools and adults. we offer UK nationwide delivery, FREE site surveys and expert advice.

Our commitment to encouraging exercise amongst children means we provide not only top-quality outdoor fitness equipment, but also post-installation fitness training for both staff and students, with no additional costs.

Our product range includes equipment for adults and children, spanning from light cardio workouts for younger users, to the additional option of intense strength building machines for advanced gym goers. Furthermore, we also have wheelchair accessible and low impact equipment, meaning we really do provide fitness for all!

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