Children's sports promote fitness. But finding the best sports for your child will depend on many factors, including their age, abilities, and what they’re naturally interested in. It’s good to combine different sports with cycling to help build strength, stamina, and coordination.
The main thing is to not concentrate on just one sport. Focusing on a single sport could prevent your child from learning important skills, and experiencing other enjoyable sports. Too much focus on one sport could also lead to stress and burnout. Keep it fun, and try a bit of everything to see what they enjoy.
How can good nutrition help with cycling for kids?
We all know that it can sometimes be a challenge to get our kids to eat enough fruit and veg, but early childhood is an important time to establish healthy eating patterns. A balanced diet is key as it provides children with the nutrients they need to grow. Children should eat three main meals a day, and two healthy snacks from the following food groups; protein, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and healthy fats. The following tips can help to teach children healthy eating habits early in life, which will carry on into adulthood:
In today’s busy world, parents have less and less time to prepare healthy and home-cooked meals. However, it is important to avoid sugary fizzy drinks, junk food and meals that are high in fat and sugar in the diet of children as often as possible. A healthy, well-balanced diet will give children the nutrients and energy they need to cycle, run, swim, and do a variety of other sports, which will keep them active, and help to avoid obesity in later life.