Children who are 20% or more than their model weight are obese and obesity is becoming a difficult problem to tackle. As they say prevention is better than cure, identifying the problem is crucial for parents. Childhood obesity can have both short-term as well as long-term psychological and physical effects on the child. High blood pressure, cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, gall stones, sleep apnea and others.
Often obese children have to face bullying in school and neighbourhood. To understand, obesity is less activity and more calorie intake. And to fight obesity the kids have to increase their physical activities. Speed and agility exercises are great for kids to fight obesity and lead a healthy and active life.
Speed Agility Exercises
- Cone Pursuit: This game needs two people and one of them is a rabbit and the other one is a hound. Set the cones in any arrangement. The rabbit starts with one, two or three-second headstart. The rabbit must run from run through the cones with getting caught and tagged by the hound who must follow the same pattern. This helps in building agility for various sports.
- Circle Run: This activity can be done alone or with other kids. For this activity, you need a tennis ball and a smooth surface. To start, the partner rolls the ball from one side towards a boundary about 40 feet away. When the ball is rolled, the player has to move around the ball as many times as possible before the ball reaches the boundary. One can also use a foot ball or basket ball for this exercise.
The various agility training equipment
available at Garg Sports International are marker cones, weighted base cones, saucer training cones, folding agility hurdle, club speed agility set and many more equipments.