Healthy Hearts

Happy Kids

Healthy Hearts

Happy Kids

Learn more about the Healthy Heart Class or Call to Sign Up Now at (301) 231-7138

 Searching for a physical activity where your child will

want to keep coming back?

 

 

Have you ever wondered what you can do to help your child stay at a healthy weight?

The best way to help your child stay at a healthy weight  is by balancing what your child eats with physical activity that is fun and engaging, so they want to keep going!.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for your child to get off the couch?

 

Our Healthy Heart class is just the ticket.  Your child will have a blast while breaking a sweat with our heart-pumping exergaming program.  Using our state-of-the-art equipment kids will get fit, feel good, and get healthy.

 

This program is a cardio clinic used to help children that are overweight. It is a successful product of our collaboration with a local pediatric practice to get kids feeling healthy!

 

Join the fight against childhood obesity with our Healthy Heart program!

Concerned about weight management?

Remember that parents are often the most important role models so when you choose to eat right and be physically active, your child will be more likely to make those choices, too.

 

Eating healthy and getting active as a family will also help you spend more quality time together. Start your child on the right path with our Healthy Heart class at Fitness for health.

Consequences of Obesity

 

Health risks now

 

Obesity during childhood can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways.

Children who are obese have a greater risk of –

 

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In one study, 70% of obese children had at least one CVD risk factor, and 39% had two or more.
  • Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea, and asthma.26,27
  • Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort.26,28
  • Fatty liver disease, gallstones, and gastro-esophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn).
  • Psychological stress such as depression, behavioral problems, and issues in school.
  • Low self-esteem and low self-reported quality of life.
  • Impaired social, physical, and emotional functioning.

 

Health risks later

 

  • Children who are obese are more likely to become obese adults.
  •  Adult obesity is associated with a number of serious health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer.
  • If children are obese, obesity and disease risk factors in adulthood are likely to be more severe.

 

See more information on obesity at http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/causes.html

Sign Up for a FREE TOUR of our facility here or call 301-231-7138

Learn about our other classes and programs

FFH Open House

Pretend you are on your own impossible mission and try to navigate our laser maze without breaking a laser beam!

 

Chase lights and make them disappear on our Light Floor and Wall! Climb a rock wall or two…in our glow-in-the-dark room! Jump to your heart’s content on our 30′ long trampoline and so much more!

 

 

 

EDGE Athletics Program

We will work on mental processing, balance, proprioception, motor planning, motor sequencing, visual motor function, and conditioning.

 

All are areas that will make the difference – and give you the EDGE during game time.

 

 

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