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Kids love to move. After all, playgrounds provide an infinite source of exercise in the form of play. And most outdoor games require some form of exercise—often running—like tag, hide and seek, and hopscotch.
Regular exercise for kids has a host of health benefits, not unlike those for adults, including stronger muscles and bones, decreased risk of chronic health conditions, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improved mood.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children ages 6 to 17 years old do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
To get (or keep!) your kids excited about regular exercise, we’ve rounded up our favorite items.
[Elastic drawstring, no shoelaces] -Stable travel without dropping your shoes, ergonomic closing design, and the elasticity can be adjusted with a single pull.
[The head of the shoe is upturned by 15°]-Protect the baby’s little toe, which is more suitable for the baby’s habit of walking on tiptoe, and protects the baby to walk steadily without falling.
[Anti-slip groove sole] – upgrade wear-resistant grip, light and flexible sole, upgrade deep texture wear-resistant non-slip light running without slipping.
[Heel Reinforcement] – Heel reinforcement effectively improves support, maintains ankle balance, reduces the probability of falling, and makes baby travel safer.
“Let’s race!” How many times have you heard kids yell that to each other? Whether they’re logging miles at recess or playing in the yard, these running shoes deliver on speed, comfort, and durability. Adults love the Fresh Foam line from New Balance, making them the perfect option for active kids. (Unfortunately, adults don’t have the option for lace-less in rainbow colors.)
Most runners know the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon (as an unregistered runner), disproving the notion that girls and women can’t run long distances. Kids of all ages will love this book with gorgeous illustrations and a catchy mantra.
Let your littlest kids take charge of their hydration with a mini CamelBak that holds 50 ounces of water, perfect for bike rides and hikes. Just like the grownup version, the mini pack is comfortable, easy to use, and has plenty of storage for gear and treasures.