MY FIRST WORKOUT™ is a breath of fresh air away from the grip of digital distractions and sedentary habits that deprive kids of the joy and benefits an active lifestyle brings - an active lifestyle that is the hallmark of childhood.
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids sleep better, handle physical and emotional challenges better — and show enhanced cognitive ability in the classroom.
Improved blood pressure
Better food choices
Improved quality of sleep
Moderate, fun orientated exercise burns off excess harmful hormones & increases release of healthy ones
Stronger bones and muscles
Improved immune function
Improved weight management
Decreased symptoms of ADHD
Breathe better and sweat more which both detoxify the body
Increased energy levels
Aerobic activity increases size of essential brain structures & the number of neural connections
Increased potential exercise habit continues into adulthood
Confidence and better self esteem
Stronger bone structure
Reduced risk and symptoms of depression and anxiety
Increased blood flow to body tissues
Enhanced oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells
Higher test scores in reading and math
Lower triglyceride levels
Reduced weight circumference
Reduced risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes
Reduced restlessness and hyperactivity
Children spend over 7 hours in front of a screen on an average day.
Americans, on average, are sedentary between 7-15 hours per day.
Of the 55 million children who are enrolled in public school, only 30% are participating in daily physical education classes.
According to the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, the lack of physical activity in childhood negatively affected cognitive function and academic performance.
The 2016 CDC Government Census of the United States of America reported no data for aerobic activity or muscle strengthening for children under the age of 18 years old.
Of the top 10 causes of death, exercise significantly influences every single one for the better.
In 2012, more than 1/3 of all children were obese or overweight.
30 million children and teens in the US participate in some form of organized sport and more than 3.5 million are injured each year. Most common injuries are strains and sprains, both preventable with exercise and training.
By age 13, 70 percent of kids drop out of youth sports. Since 2000, there has been a fivefold increase in the number of serious shoulder and elbow injuries among youth baseball and softball players.
The PANIC Study found a link between screen time and Type 2 Diabetes and vascular disease in 6-8 year old children.
Physical and cognitive development go hand-in-hand. While it continues for life, this relationship is most critical at a young age.
When kids are active, their brain develops, allowing for new types of activity.
Frequent activities requiring a high degree of balance and coordination have been associated with improved emotional response.
Children with healthy lifestyle habits are likely to live healthy lives in adulthood.
Regular physical activity for children with disabilities has been shown to help in controlling or slowing the progression of chronic disease, improving overall health and function, and mediating the psychosocial impact of the condition on children and their families.
A strength training program for young patients with Cerebral Palsy demonstrated increased strength, improved mental well-being, and better overall functioning.
Up to 80 percent of obese children will carry their obesity into adulthood, along with any obesity-promoting habits and lifestyles.
Mildly strenuous exercise has been shown to reduce sterotypic movements, maladaptive behaviors, and fatigue in children with autism and other developmental disabilities.