How to make fitness a life long, positive part of yours and your child’s life – Part 5

The WRONG kind of rest!

How to make fitness a life long, positive part of yours and your child’s life – Part 5!

Finally, at the top the pyramid is the all important REST.Children not only need adequate sleep at night, but also periods of rest during the day to recharge.Discourage long periods of inactivity, such as sitting in front of the  television or playing video games. Reading a book is an appropriate “rest” activity.During our children’s classes, opportunities to rest or “recover” are built into the class structure at various intervals.At home, making sure your child isn’t staying up too late will ensure a fresh start with high energy the next day.In many cases, we, as adults, learn the necessity of exercise based on our need to lose weight. Because of this way of thinking, we often overlook the child’s exercise requirement.A child’s metabolism (burning calories during resting periods) runs much higher than our adult metabolism and many children do not show the same physical signs (increased weight) to signal the need for increased exercise.Fortunately, our KarateBuilt Martial Arts program provides a variety of exercise at all pyramid levels to help your child develop a strong healthy body!Sincerely,Karate    Sr. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D. KarateBuilt.com and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!Founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours or the day, 7 days a week at Karate@KarateBuilt.com or call directly at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at KarateBuilt.com.About Dr. Greg Moody:  Greg is a seventh degree black belt and senior master instructor.  He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Sr. Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.