By Robert Cavanaugh
Children’s running is on the rise in our area and across the country. More and more of the local road races offer kids runs from short sprints up to the 1 mile.
Introducing kids to running at a young age can benefit them in all aspects of their life from becoming physically fit, sleeping better, eating healthier and teaching them respect and commitment. Yet, children are going to follow the lead set by the adults around them. By making changes in your exercise regimen will benefit not only your health, but will likely improve the chances of your child wanting to get active and live a healthy lifestyle.
Running offers kids the sense of freedom and the sense of reward and achievement when they finish. Like so many individual sports that rely on self-motivation and hard work to achieve success, running additionally teaches kids respect, commitment, confidence and builds self-esteem, all of which are important …Read More