Most of us can appreciate that the way we raise our children which will determine the rest of their lives. What I have observed as of late has challenged my confidence in parents (me included) as to the ways the little ones are being raised.
As an Exercise Kinesiologist I get to understand and appreciate how the body functions, what a healthy posture is and how the body looks. It is directly correlated to the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of us. I am witnessing, in vast numbers, children who’s bodies are underdeveloped and in poor condition.
Children must have adequate exercise so the muscles can stabilize and strengthen the body so it has a chance for proper development to occur. Without enough exercise poor posture develops, emotional growth is stunted, mental imbalances manifest and connecting to self and life is diminished.
A child with poor posture can have tendencies to be overly unruly, learning difficulties, often sick and less able to perform physical activities. That is a very short list of the challenges that children face today when improper development of the musculoskeletal system exists.
With all the so called conveniences and toys of today like cars, TV, Video games, computers, remote controls of many descriptions, children do not really stand a chance of reaching their physical potential as societal behavior in general has learned how to be lazy. This will eat them alive and by the time they are an adult. Aches and pains are more than likely will show up, emotional and mental unrest is inevitable and disease is on it’s way. I bet we all know a few people like that?
It may sound a bit crazy to think that an out of shape body can make our lives so miserable. It starts with the parents as always. The children will learn and emulate the parents behavior.
About the Author: Wayne Daniels is a Holistic Health Practitioner with emphasis on Exercise Kinesiology. Located in Tustin, California. www.HolisticHealthFitness.net