Gymnastics is often regarded as a very interesting sport. If you were to watch the gymnasts perform during national championships or even the Olympics, you will be amazed to see just how they perform so gracefully. One thing you will notice immediately is the flexibly of their body and also the strength and grip of their hands. Imagine how much dedication and determination is needed to train up having such balance, strength and flexibility.
The perks to the mental and physical health is something to take note of. Besides obtaining the benefits mentioned above, many gymnasts also mentioned that it helps them in terms of disease prevention. It can help maintain a healthy body thus preventing most health hazards like cancer, obesity and heart diseases. Practicing gymnastics regularly can also improve cardiovascular fitness and maintain the development of muscles. This is important especially for the young age. As we get older, we will experience a reduction in boss mass. Building healthy bones at a young age can help prevent osteoporosis.
It is proven that children who participate in gymnastics are more likely yo have higher self-esteem. They tend to be more confident and expressive with themselves, hence increasing social interaction as well. They will also learn how to be more respectful to others, work and think more independently. Cognitive function will also be dramatically improve their concentration. Lastly, it will stimulate their imaginations and improve their problem solving skills.
According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended for children to participate in 60 minutes of physical activity per day whereas for adults age 18 and above, 30 minutes of physical activity for at least 5 days per week. These physical activity should be at least moderately intense and the good news is, gymnastics is definitely one of them.