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Developing Health Champions of the Future

by Sam Thomas in Dronfield, England, United Kingdom

Developing Health Champions of the Future
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

An ongoing challenge to raise the much needed funds required for installation and fit out of our foam pits and other apparatus for the gym.

by Sam Thomas in Dronfield, England, United Kingdom

So why do we think Gymnastics is important to our Health & Wellbeing? Participation in gymnastics is an engaging way to be physically active, get fit and be healthy. Taking part in any exercise significantly reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes in adulthood “encouraging moderate and vigorous physical activity among youth is important,” as the habits learned as a child are often carried through to adulthood. Regular participation in gymnastics can teach children how to live a healthy lifestyle and remain involved in the sport as they grow up. Research indicates that children & adults who participate in physical activity such as gymnastics, are likely to have better self-esteem and self-efficacy. Particularly more so at a young age, gymnastics can help build the foundations of good all-around muscle strength, endurance, power, improved balance and better posture. The conditioning and flexibility taught that allows gymnasts to flip, jump and manoeuvre their bodies in a variety of different ways is also important for preventing injuries, such as strains and muscle tears.  English Gymnastics claims that participation in gymnastics develops body awareness, control, and coordination, which can be beneficial to other physical activities, sports, and in everyday life. Social Benefits: Engaging in sport & activity supports many Social Benefits. Partaking in gymnastics can help children sleep better and equip them with skills to better handle physical and emotional challenges in life. Attending a regular gymnastics class provides participants with the opportunity to communicate with people their own age, work within a team, and engage with adults. Learning about social skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, being quiet, and respecting others. Children can develop their independence and we ensure participants have fun and encourage them in meeting new friends. Channelling and promoting Commitment and Discipline: The structure of gymnastics lessons teaches participants how hard work and dedication pays off. Positive experiences in gymnastics can build confidence through achievement in a supportive environment. Rules and codes of conduct in gymnastics help our members learn the importance of rules for safety and teach respect toward others. Strength of MIND: Increased Self-Esteem & Building Resilience Strength of BODY: Strength, Flexibility, Motor Skills, Coordination and Balance

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