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Rotary Santa Run Shares the Health Benefits of Running for Children

by Audrey Hazel

Here are some of the good things that come from getting your children to love running. Rotary Santa Run 5K Run/Walk is about to begin, welcome to bring your children.

Arlington Heights, IL (Merxwire) – Growing children are always full of energy, and it is beneficial for them to spend that energy on their running. For adults, running seems to be more like a sport than a child, but getting into a child’s habit of running is good for the body.

Strengthen their muscles and joints

Developing a habit of running can help your child gain muscle and improve joints. Getting muscles at a young age will make their bodies stronger, which means they are less likely to get hurt.

It will improve their heart health

The heart is a muscle, and using it helps with healthy function. Being heart healthy is beneficial at any age.

Improve their athleticism

Maybe Johnny is a baseball addict, or Suzy looks to be a swim team superstar. For any sport that your child may be interested in, running is a good basis and will help them with speed, strength and flexibility.

They will always have something to do

Challenge cries of “I’m bored” with going for a run. Running only requires running shoes and a passion for running. This means that your child will always have something that they love to do when they’re bored.

It can bring you and your child closer together

Running as a family can bring your family together; it is a healthy and fun activity, and also leads to further exploration of your neighborhood.

It helps your child sleep better

Running is a proven way to improve sleep. Often, all the electronics that our children are surrounded with on a daily basis can cause them to struggle with falling asleep at night. Being a consistent runner will tire them out and help regulate sleep patterns.

Getting children passionate about running starts by encouraging them and having them associate it with fun. Again this year, the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights is hosting their annual Rotary Santa Run 5K Run/Walk. This activity allows your children to both have fun and participate in running. Sign up HERE.


More information please visit: https://www.rotarysantarun.org/

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