Why Physical Activity is More Important Than Ever Before & How Nine13sports is Addressing It

For our blog this week we asked our summer interns why physical activity among today’s youth is more important than ever before and how the Nine13sports team is addressing the matter:

Nicholas Mooney

 

Why Physical Activity is More Important Than Ever Before:

I think physical fitness and healthy living is more important to today’s youth than ever before because of how easy and likely it is for a kid to be inactive now. In a world where kids have constant access to smart phones, tablets, video games, and other screens that do not require movement or activity, kids are practically encouraged to lead sedentary lifestyles.

How Nine13sports is Addressing It:

Thanks to companies like Nine13sports, however, there are ways to combat this increasing inactivity among young people. Our Kids Riding Bikes program reaches thousands of young students every year and it does everything necessary to help encourage physical fitness and healthy living to kids. The program not only gets kids pedaling bikes at various difficulties, but it also shows them how fun riding bikes can be, as well as opening them up to the idea of being active and riding bikes outside of our program, whether they be mobile or stationary. My favorite part of showcasing the Kids Riding Bikes program is seeing how much fun kids can have on bikes and encouraging them along the way to ensure that they have a positive experience related to physical fitness.

 

 

Demarcus Brookins

 

Why Physical Activity is More Important Than Ever Before:

Physical fitness is very important to children in today’s world. With more technology such as phones, computers, and video game systems more and more kids lack the physical activity level needed to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Today’s kids want to watch more tv and play video games, more than any prior generation.

How Nine13sports is Addressing It:

What our Kids Riding Bikes program here at Nine13sports does is try to make exercise fun. It engages kids in a fun way, different from the typical running or jumping around you would do in gym class. It’s fun, interactive exercise which brings out the most in the kids because they don’t look at it as merely exercise, they see it as having fun with their fellow classmates and friends. I believe that the program motivates kids to go out and exercise and that they can have fun doing it.

 

Will Davis

 

Why Physical Activity is More Important Than Ever Before:

I think physical fitness and healthy living is at its greatest importance now because more and more people seem to be losing interest in exercising, and you rarely see people out in the city jogging or biking, etc. I think it starts at home, where there are more products being created that can do things for people, such as cars that can drive themselves and vacuums that can clean the floor without guidance. I feel this creates a sense of laziness in those people and it starts to trickle down to their exercising habits. They’re probably already tired from work, so when they come home, they just want to relax the rest of the evening.

How Nine13sports is Addressing It:

I think Nine13sports has a big role in helping kids because instead of staying indoors and playing video games when they get back from school, they get exercise during school and hopefully start wanting to ride their bike more often when they get back home. This can help increase the amount of time per day and week that they spend outside achieving fitness. For the kids, maybe they have family members who battle weight problems, and so they might not want to go down that same path, and our program can help them with that goal. If they see us loving exercise and bikes, while staying fit, they may feel compelled to do the same. I think this is a way we illustrate what a healthy lifestyle may entail and how to achieve it.