As a parent, you’re always on the lookout for ways to help your kids be healthier and happier. From feeding them nutritious food, enrolling them in sports and after school activities, and making sure they get a good education, to exposing them to arts and culture, travel, and adventure, there are so many things you can do as a parent to help your kids live their best lives. But did you know that roller skating is one of them? Keep reading to learn more from your friends at Skate Moore Skate Center in Moore, Oklahoma!
Tips for Happy and Healthy Kids
Make Family Time a Priority
According to some studies, quality time spent with parents can positively affect kids in several ways, including:
- Increasing academic achievement
- Reducing risk for violent behavior
- Reducing the risk for substance abuse
It can be hard to fit in quality family time with today’s busy schedules, but making it a priority will be worth it for your child’s sense of belonging and support, as well as your relationships with each other. Consider making one day a week “Family Night” so that you and your kids can spend time together doing something fun.
Roller skating is a great option because it’s affordable, even if you have multiple kids! It also encourages everyone to stop looking at their phones and live in the moment. That’s where you’ll make those family memories that last a lifetime.
Get Plenty of Exercise
Both adults and kids are more sedentary than ever these days, which has a host of negative effects on health. That’s why it’s so important to help your kids find physical activities they like doing! We all know how hard it is to stick to an exercise program when you’re bored, but the answer isn’t to give up and hit the couch; instead, find ways to exercise that are so fun, you’re actually excited to do it instead of viewing it as a chore.
Once again, roller skating swoops in to save the day! While most people think of skating as just a fun activity, it’s actually a really good way to get some exercise. You can get a great cardiovascular workout from skating laps around the rink, and the action of roller skating gives your legs, butt, back, and abs an amazing toning workout that builds muscle and keeps you limber. Best of all, roller skating is a low impact exercise, so if you get your kids hooked on it, they’ll be able to enjoy skating for many years to come.
Let Kids Be Kids
With so much stress on kids today to perform well in school, sports, and extra curricular activities, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that they’re just kids! They need time to forge friendships, test out independence, and feel like part of a community. Most importantly, they need a chance to de-stress. Our weekly roller skating sessions and other special events are a great way for your kids to hang out with their friends in a safe, family-friendly environment.
We also offer the best parties in Moore, Oklahoma, from birthday celebrations and team parties to youth group events and charity fundraisers. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, so give us a call at 405-794-4644.