BRUTAL FITNESS CHALLENGE FUNDRAISING OBSTACLE COURSE

WHY IS THIS THE 

ULTIMATE FUNDRAISER:

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS WHY!!! Physical activity promotes academic achievement and a healthy lifestyle when incorporated into early childhood education, according to Ben R. Abadie and Stanley P. Brown, Kinesiology Professors at Mississippi State University. 

And when children do physical activity with you or other people, it can be a great way for them to build relationships. Below are a few more reasons why our physical activity filled fundraiser is not only going to raise funds for your school, it is going to be a healthy benefit for the children.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS VITAL FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH, WELLBEING, AND DEVELOPMENT, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. IT:

  1. Strengthens Children’s Bones, Muscles, Hearts, And Lungs 
  2. Improves Children’s Coordination, Balance, Posture, And Flexibility
  3. Helps Children Stay at A Healthy Weight (More Than 9 Million U.S. Children Are Overweight.)
  4. Reduces Children’s Risk Of Getting Heart Disease, Cancer And Type-2 Diabetes Later In Life.

In December of 2016, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance released the 2016 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This report found that American children are not doing very well when it comes to engaging in physical activity. Only 21.6% of children ages 6-19 years meet U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines. In addition, approximately 63% of children exceed the Sedentary Behavior Guidelines.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BOOSTS CHILDREN’S WELLBEING. FOR EXAMPLE, ACTIVE CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO:

  1. Be Confident And Feel Like They Belong
  2. Be Relaxed And Sleep Well
  3. Concentrate Better At School (e.g., Better Grades, School Attendance)
  4. Get Along With Others And Make Friends Easily (e.g., On-Task Behavior)
  5. Share, Take Turns, And Cooperate

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS JUST GOOD FUN FOR CHILDREN.

Research has demonstrated the positive impact that physical activity has on brain development, executive function, overall well-being, and school readiness in the crucial development period of early childhood.

ORANGE shows positive effects of physical activity 

BLUE shows negative effects of BMI 

PURPLE shows where the effects of exercise and BMI overlap 

Credit: Skylar Brooks, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Boston Children’s Hospital

Over the past 30 years obesity has increased three-fold among all children and teenagers. We can help change the trajectory of this and other deadly diseases by integrating physical activities into our children’s lives to create a foundation of movement and well being. 

Getting and keeping children moving is important due to the many benefits physical activity provides such as helping to prevent chronic disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Engaging in physical activity also promotes flexibility, better sleep, stress management, and weight management. Additionally, children’s school performance may be enhanced.

That is why our fundraiser is geared around getting children physical activity so they will have a fighting chance against all Chronic Diseases and Environmental Assaults. Children who have higher levels of physical activity during their childhood are likely to be more active even after they mature.

Sources:

raisingchildren.net/

nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/

www.weforum.org/

www.cdc.org/

blogs.cornell.edu/

www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/