The importance of exercise for kids

The importance of exercise for kids
BY Virgin Active South Africa
Posted On 5 January, 2023

Listen to Kim Hofmann, Virgin Active Expert on all things nutrition, she spoke to Relebogile of 702 on the importance of exercise for a child, nutrition and what to do if the child is overweight.

In this 24 minute interview, Kim talks about the importance of motivating movement in kids, while encouraging them to be healthy by modelling an active lifestyle. We’ve all spent the past 2 years in front of screens, with online schooling and lockdown playing a big role in why children are more sedentary than ever.

Kim gives us practical insights into how we can get kids moving again, by making movement fun. Not only will it encourage kids to be more active, but the health benefits are vital for their development. Healthy growth, strong heart and bones as well as posture and balance are just a few of the reasons why getting your children moving is vital for their overall wellbeing.

Pop your headphones on, get on the treadmill or go outside for a walk, and listen to the full interview with Kim Hofmann.