Get moving this season by involving your kid in fun activities.

Few people, if any, would debate the importance of being active. We know that physical activity and health are strongly related, and that being less active can lead to a whole host of health problems down the road. Even more important than keeping ourselves active is keeping children active. Many people don’t realize to the great extent to which it is important in keeping children moving.

Through exercise, children benefit from the following:

Improved sleep – Those that move more are known to get a better night’s sleep. By being more rested, they are able to better focus on the day at school.

Metabolism – Children that are prone to regular physical exertion develop a better metabolism than those who remain stagnant all day.

Build healthy bones – Just as muscles grow stronger when physically stressed, bones also respond by getting stronger. Exercise increases bone density, which helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Regulated blood pressure – Exercises has shown to reduce stress levels. Once these levels lower, blood pressure declines.

Enhanced emotional wellbeing – By releasing endorphins, happiness is induced by exercise. When children feel happier, they are able to develop themselves positively.

Why not get your child moving by involving them in a basketball league?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley welcomes back our Sunday Jr. NBA Basketball league, starting on October 22nd, 2017 and running until December 17th, 2017. Children of all abilities who are ages 3 to 12 are welcome to participate in this fun and educational weekend sports program. Check out more information about the event to get your child excited!