Fitness Tip of the Day: Encourage Kids to be Active Outdoors

Recent research revealed that exercising outside can reduce a child's blood pressure

Getting your children active in general is a great way to help keep them healthy, increase their confidence, and make new friends along the way. One way to even boost the effects further is to have them play and exercise outside.

Recent research in the field has shown that by having your children exercise outside they can actually lower their blood pressure significantly more than if they were to exercise indoors. High blood pressure, which can occur at any age, can lead to heart disease or even stroke. The simple act of having your children exercise outside rather than inside will improve the benefits of the exercise in general and will give you the chance to be active outside too, or maybe even better, enjoy a few quiet minutes to yourself inside.

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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