Karate for Children
Karate is the ideal activity for children and young adults for their physical and mental development.
1"Growing evidence indicates that the health
of Canadian children has deteriorated in the past few decades.
Childhood obesity has risen sharply-a quarter of children and
youth are now overweight or obese-and physical fitness has
declined. [...] Revised guidelines in several countries
including Canada recommend that for health benefits, children
and adolescents aged 5 to 17 years should accumulate 60 minutes
of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day."
Quotation taken from the article: Physical activity of Canadian
children and youth: Accelerometer results from the 2007 to
2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey by Rachel C. Colley,
Didier Garriguet, Ian Janssen, Cora L. Craig, Janine Clarke
and Mark S. Tremblay, Statistics Canada, Catalogue no.
82-003-XPE, Health Reports, Vol. 22, no. 1, March 2011.
For more information, please consult Statistics Canada's website at the following url: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2011001/article/11553-eng.htm in Canada do not exercise enough and are at high risk for heart and stroke problems in their adult life. In practicing Karate children develop a physical workout routine that increases their chance to keep fit and be healthy.
Through karate children improve their:
- Cardiovascular condition
- Muscles strength and tone
With karate training children learn how to:
- Develop self-discipline and awareness
- Improve self-respect
- Increase their concentration level