Why Stretching Is Important For Children


By Free Motion Physiotherapy

As a parent or sports coach, your children’s or athletes health and well-being are a top priority. We all know the importance of exercise... and especially for growing children.

According to research participating in sports or regular exercise at a young age can help boost a child’s self-esteem and develop other critical skills, such as learning how to work with others and the value of practice in developing new skills. Additionally, exercise improves their cardiovascular health and bone density, as well as teaching them healthy habits from childhood to establish a foundation for lifelong health.

While exercising is an important habit that children should be practicing regularly, they could be missing out on a crucial factor...stretching! Stretching is a fun and easy way to teach children about flexibility and healthy habits.

Stretching is important before and after exercise sessions to avoid injuries and keep their body in shape. It is good for children of all ages. Whether children are at a sports workshop, working hard in the middle of the season, or heading into a big game, you can help them get ready with some great, safe stretches and routines.