Exercise And Play

Often times, when children return from playing, they

look quite exhausted and ready for a nap. This is

the most accurate description, and also quite the

truth, as playing is hard work. It’s exhausting to

the mind and body of the child, and it plays an

important role in helping them to become productive

and healthy.

The role of play and exercise in the life of a young

child will provide them with several benefits.

Exercise of the body is a very important part of

keeping the young body fit as it grows into an adult

body. Once we reach adulthood, if we’ve had the

benefit of exercise and play, we all tend to

continue that habit well into our adult years.

Play is also good in the form of participating in

organized sports, coordinated play times, and being

a member of a large group during all of these types

of activities. Playing on this level will teach

us how to interact with peers and perform as a

team with our fellow players. In today’s business

world, these skills are essential.

What we learn in body language, coping skills, and

the interaction of the mind and body during our

interaction with others is invaluable. When we

learn this skills to the fullest, not only will

we learn how to get along with others, but we will

also learn how to interact better with ourselves.

Although interacting with ourselves seems like

a rather pointless exercise, it is actually an

important part of maintaining the best sense of

health and wellness. There will always be times

when our bodies are trying to tell us things

about our physical or mental condition, which we

will simply refuse to listen to.

Through exercise and play, we will also learn

what our limitations are – both physical and

mental. At times of play, you’ll see children

and young adults push themselves to their limit

and beyond. As children, we are all more able

to distinguish between a real limit versus what

society itself calls our limits.

For children and young adults, the pressures of

the world don’t affect them near as much as it

does adults. Children have a much better state of

mind and peace, unlike adults that have let the

outside influence the body and mind, which will

do little more than becoming a dominant factor of


As you can tell, the benefits that are gained from

exercise and play time as children, will benefit

us for the rest of our lives. As adults, we all

too often forget how important both exercise and

play are.

Normally, we want to rush children into their

daily responsibilities, forgetting that at their

age they need play and interaction for their young


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