KidFIt

Preteens participate in annual healthy kids’ camp at Opp’s Mizell Wellness Center

Published 12:00am Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mizell Wellness Center has been doing its part this summer to help 10 older children stay active and get their much-needed exercise.

Students ages 9-12 have been gathering at the Mizell Wellness Center for the second annual KidFit camp.

Studies show that as children get older, it can be a challeng for them to get enough daily activity.

Among the reasons are demands of school, a feeling among some kids that they aren’t good a sports, a lack of an active role model and busy working families.

The camp meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

This coming Monday and Wednesday are the last sessions for the month.

Students who participated had the opportunity to take part in many recreational activities, such as volleyball-like sports, swimming, circuit training, agility training, and more.

According to kidshealth.org, when kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why?

Because regular exercise provides these benefits:

• strong muscles and bones

• weight control

• decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

• better sleep

• a better outlook on life

For more information on this program or any other program at the center, contact director Joni Ross at 493-1730.

 

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