Many children and adults are not prioritizing physical activity as in the years before 2020. The stay-in-doors slump has affected millions of Americans who were already struggling with more sedentary lifestyles. To say we have a problem is an understatement.
Although it may be easy to put off making arrangements for you and your family to schedule time outdoors, it should be a high priority. It’s important to set an example and get your kids involved in rewarding physical activities even if they would rather be online all day. Here’s why.
Digital Lifestyles and Lack of Exercise Among Youths
The average American youth is spending between 5 – 9 hours a day on their devices playing apps, video games, social media, and watching YouTube. Encouraging physical activity among youths is becoming increasingly important as the distraction from technology continues to consume countless hours. What results is an increase in sedentary lifestyles among kids and teens more than in any previous generation.
Benefits of Summer Activities for Youths
The good news is that kids and teens will not become digitally illiterate should they put down their devices and pick up a basketball, tennis rack, or golf club. The even better news is that there are plenty of great benefits you can start immediately when getting your kids involved in summer activities.
Some of the many great benefits include:
- Better sleep
- Stronger immunity
- Improving mental health
- Strengthening social skills and confidence
Sleep – The reason your child may have difficulty falling asleep may be due to a lack of proper exertion in physical activity during the day. It’s a known fact that sleep comes more easily and deeply when our bodies are allowed the opportunity to work hard and engage in plenty of physical movement while awake.
Getting kids on a good sleep schedule during the summer is a great way to make the upcoming academic year more enjoyable.
Immunity – Exercise helps youths raise their immunity and fight off childhood obesity. A regular summer routine should involve intentional activity through sports programs and other activities that challenge the body to move and grow stronger.
Mental health – is becoming an ever-growing concern for the Gen Z demographic. However, exercise has always been a natural way to alleviate the problems associated with heightened levels of depression, stress, and anxiety among youths and adults alike.
Social Skills and Confidence – You learn valuable things about yourself and others when socializing. It’s a great way for kids and teens to develop social skills and confidence as they interact and play on teams with specific goals.
Salina Country Club Junior Summer Sports
The Salina Country Club is the ideal location for kids and adults to get some exercise and develop greater skills in tennis, golf, swimming, and more. Stayed tuned for next year’s Junior Summer Sports schedule and be sure to enroll early!
Our beautifully laid out property sits on 163 acres of land with a scenic view of the nearby Smoky Hill River along with lush, native foliage lining every inch of the course. Whether you’re new to the game or have been playing for years, this course is an incredible experience for everyone.
The Salina Country Club Premier Experience
For over 100 years, the Salina Country Club has been a landmark in many people’s lives as we provide a way for people to meet, mingle, and play together. Members have enjoyed the club for generations and have gathered here to get away from the stress of their professional lives and create cherished memories with their families.
Contact us today to learn about our community and enjoy our amazing pool amenities.