Healthy Kids need Exercise and Sweet Dreams for a Energetic Lifestyle!

Get your child the exercise he/she needs and teach them valuable self-defense with karate. Join us for 2 FREE WEEKS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Call today for your complimentary intro class. 561-926-1846 www.BRKKA.com

Sleep is a key component to healthy living and is directly related to appetite and Body Mass Index (BMI) – an indicator for body fat. Sleep is just as important as exercise in the mix of a healthy lifestyle – especially for kids.!

The average amount of hours a person sleeps now versus 5 years ago has decreased by almost 20%. And this difference has been directly correlated to an increase in weight throughout America – with 2/3 of Americans being overweight and a huge population of obese children and teens.

With an average of 8 hours of sleep the body will produce hormones in proper amounts that regulate appetite – the feeling of fullness after meals and hunger pangs throughout the day. When you lose out on adequate sleep, hormones are off balance and you will feel hungrier, leading to eating more food, and you will not feel as full after an average size meal, leaving you less satisfied.  Kids need even more sleep than the average 8 hours – some studies indicate certain time periods in a child’s life require 10+ hours per night!

Without sufficient sleep, energy levels drop quickly, leaving kids less motivated and focused to make time for studying and workouts and also tempting them to eat sugary, starchy foods that give them a boost. However, these boosts are only temporary and leave them wanting more way too quickly with unhealthy blood glucose level spikes.

Tips for a proper night’s sleep: get everyone on a sleep schedule with a regular time to go to bed, avoid sugar and caffeine in the evening, don’t expose the mind to high energy television or heated conversation – instead quiet the mind… Dim the lights to wind down and sleep in a dark and quiet room.

Sweet dreams!

Get your child the exercise he/she needs and teach them valuable self-defense with karate. Join us for 2 FREE WEEKS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Call today for your complimentary intro class. 561-926-1846 www.BRKKA.com

 

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Author: douglastate314

Martial Instructor - Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy (formerly Tiger&Dragon Boca) is run by Black Belt, Sensei Douglas Tate. Sensei Doug grew up in Ohio, under the tutelage of his uncle, Mark Miller, 9TH degree black belt in Tracy’s Kenpo Karate. Doug Tate began his martial arts training and teaching at the age of 8 with Mark Miller and his 11 Tracy’s Kenpo Karate schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Doug Tate holds rank in Kenpo and multi-style karate systems and is a certified shootfighting instructor. Doug has been studying the martial arts over 17 years and has taught Kenpo 4 years as an instructor in Ohio. Since living in Florida, Tate continues his studies and has opened the Boca Karate & Kickboxing Academy in July of 2009.

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