FIT BUDDIES is a fitness workshop for students to assist them in guiding a healthy active lifestyle as children today are spending an increasing amount of time in more sedentary computer led activities and suffering from Back Pain, Neck Pain, Obesity, Postural problems like scoliosis and Kyphosis.
It is important physical activity, good posture and ergonomic awareness become a way of life. The workshop teaches children some very basic anatomy and gives them an understanding that as their bones and muscles grow and lengthen, their ability to balance and coordinate certain movements can be affected.The children are educated about the importance of good posture, both sitting and standing, an ideal ergonomic for computer work and the carrying of school backpacks.
The program covers the importance of physical activity, breathing exercises and the children are taught how to develop or improve good core stability and body control.FIT BUDDIES will provide posture assessment and a range of exercises for children which involves whole body from their fingers to toes.These exercises are suitable for both inside the classroom and outside in the playgrounds.
Physical activity Guidelines:
The recommendations to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, and cardiovascular and metabolic health biomarkers are:
1. Children and youth aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous intensity physical activity daily.
2. Most of the daily physical activity should be aerobic.Vigorous-intensity activities should be incorporated, including those that strengthen muscle and bone, at least 3 times per week.