Parent of a Natural-Born Brawler? 5 Benefits of Non-Contact Boxing for Kids

All sports and physical activities have a certain inherent value for kids, but different kids are drawn to different sports for a reason. Some kids enjoy the camaraderie of team sports, or the rough-and-tumble physicality of sports like football or hockey. Others, though, enjoy the solitude of sports like golf, tennis or cross-country running. Needless to say, contact sports can sometimes be dangerous, so there are a rising number of non-contact options for both kids and adults alike. Kids still need the same safety equipment for non-contact boxing as for contact boxing, such as helmets and mouth guards, but overall, non-contact boxing is a safe and beneficial sport for kids. Here are five benefits to non-contact boxing for kids. 

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Help Kids Eat their Veggies and Succeed in School with a School Grant from Action for Healthy Kids

Did you know that nearly 1 in every 5 school-aged children in the United States has obesity? Children with obesity are at risk of having chronic health issues such as asthma, type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease among several others. 

Parents can be a powerful force for change in schools, especially when it comes to starting health and wellness programs. Ensuring that our kids are eating healthier foods, learning about nutrition, and being more physically active in school not only sets them up to learn lifelong healthy habits but, according to a growing body of research, it helps them be better prepared to focus and learn in class. Studies also show when parents are involved in a child’s education, their children demonstrate higher academic achievement, better attendance, better social skills, better-eating habits, increased physical activity and less emotional distress.
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