At Krav Maga Worldwide, our self defense classes for children will give your child a positive outlet for their energy. Furthermore, it will serve as a fun and encouraging social environment where they can build self confidence, self discipline, and learn practical and effective self defense techniques that they’ll be able to utilize for years to come. Raising happy, healthy kids is every parent’s goal, and our self defense classes for children will definitely check off the box in the exercise department. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re out of the woods, just yet.
A Healthy Lifestyle Takes Exercise and a Well-Balanced Diet
In order to promote a healthy lifestyle for your child, you have to pair their exercise routine with a healthy, well-balanced diet—and because sugary, high-calorie foods are being advertised around every corner, it’s not as easy of a feat as it seems. However, it’s definitely well worth it, not only in the long run, but for their success each and every day. There are many reasons why a healthy diet should always be paired with our self defense classes for children.
A Well-Balanced Diet = Fuel
In order to give your child the fuel they need to excel in our self defense classes for children, it takes a balanced combination of carbs and protein. While many might say to cut out as much fatty/sugary foods as possible, not getting enough of the good fats out there will leave your child unable to produce energy or start building up their muscles.
One of the best things you can do is make sure that your child eats a wholesome breakfast—it’s the best way to start the day and give them the energy they need to do well in school, put effort into their training, and anything they put their mind to—and have a home cooked meal waiting for them every night. Fast food is easy, cheap, and it tastes good. However, when you get down to the nutrition, it doesn’t compare to a well-balanced dinner that features a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and protein.
A Healthy Diet = Better Sleep Habits
We’ve all heard about foods with a high sugar content, like cookies and soda, giving our bodies a sugar-high in the moment and leads to a nasty crash a couple of hours down the line. It’s clear that after experiencing a crash like that, exercise will be the farthest thing from your child’s mind. Did you know that, without a well-balanced diet, your child may experience poor sleeping habits, as well? There’s no way that a long, disruptive night of tossing and turning will leave your child feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. But by changing their eating habits, you can put them on the path to success.
First things first, a heavy meal right before bed is not the answer. Snacking is fine as long as you keep it small—like a piece of string cheese or a cup of yogurt—but going overboard can cause a belly ache and multiple trips to the bathroom (large meals have been proven to activate the digestive system). Also, make sure to cut out caffeine before bed from sources like soda, chocolate, and tea. Just remember, better sleeping habits result in a brighter day ahead!
Contact Krav Maga Worldwide Today!
If you have any questions regarding why self defense classes for children must be paired with a healthy diet, feel free to call us today at (800) KRAV-MAGA. We also have a certified nutritionist on staff if you ever want to talk in person.