Parents are often searching for the best way to get their children off their screens and active to help promote a healthier lifestyle. However, getting them to do so is easier said than done. RCI Adventure Products recognized this and has been perfecting a fun and exciting way to get kids to view exercise as a fun activity instead of a chore.
Founded in 1989, RCI is the global leader in designing, manufacturing and installing aerial and entertainment attractions. We’ve installed climbing walls, hands-on aerial attractions, human mazes and much more in 33 countries and in cities across the United States.
Keep reading to learn more about how aerial attractions from RCI can help provide the exercise kids need to stay healthy and happy.
The Importance of Physical Activity
Globally speaking, our children and young teens simply aren’t getting enough exercise, according to a recent study produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). Whether or not this news is surprising to you, this study points out a major issue that has the potential to lead to negative health ramifications for the world’s youth population. It was found that more than 80% of school-age adolescents on a global scale did not adequately meet current activity recommendations, and approximately 85% of girls and 78% of boys did not engage in at least one hour of physical activity per day.
Ok, so you may be thinking: what’s the big deal? What could the consequences even be?
Well, the outcome isn’t great over a long period of time, especially since this is a problem that can be solved more easily than most. First, let’s talk about the benefits of exercise and active play as well as the risk that comes from continuing down a sedentary path.
Benefits of Exercise for Kids
It’s a no-brainer that if kids and teens are physically active for about an hour a day, they will in turn be healthier in general. Adopting a new exercise-centric routine wouldn’t just be getting them in shape for the short-term, though, as they would also be positively preparing for their future health. The study conducted by WHO officials made it a point to list out a few health benefits that result from a physically active lifestyle, and they are significant.
Those health benefits include:
- Improved cardiorespiratory + muscular fitness
- Strengthened bone + cardiometabolic health
- Positive effects on weight and self-esteem
- Positive impact on cognitive development and socializing
- Ability to perform physical challenges
Routine exercise can also just lighten a child or teen’s mood thanks to the release of endorphins. If it’s sunny out, run around at a local playground or attend sports practice. If it’s a gloomy day, get creative with low-impact exercise indoors, whether at home or at a gym. It’s all about developing a healthy habit!
But exercise can – and should be fun – for kids. That’s where RCI’s line of aerial and entertainment attracts comes in.
Supplement or Start Your Fitness Regimen with RCI Products
Perhaps your child or teen participates in a sport or is part of a local club that promotes being active in some way such as flag football or other fitness activities. Or maybe you still need to introduce physical activity. Regardless of where your child or teen is at in their fitness journey, a great way to make exercise fun and interesting is through RCI adventure attractions!
With RCI’s line of aerial attractions, there is something for everyone. RCI attractions, no matter which one you choose to interact with, are built to move participants by getting them to stretch their arms and legs in some way. Each is also designed to repackage the concept of exercise and show that it can be fun, different, and inviting to all.
So, if you need to get your kids moving and on a path toward healthy living, take them to your nearest RCI attraction. They’ll thank you for it, and you’re bound to have some fun too!
Some of our most popular RCI attractions include:
Reach new heights with RCI’s multi-level Sky Trail ropes course. You’ll be safely tethered with a full body harness and sling line as you traverse rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, and zig-zag swinging beams.
Being pint-sized shouldn’t stop kids from experiencing big adventures. That’s why Sky Tykes is an amusement attraction just for them. Here, kids can safely unleash their imagination and explore from high above.
Our Adventure Trail is a harness-free attraction that provides loads of fun and lasting memories. It’s also one of our most unique attractions in that it doesn’t have height or weight requirements. Kids can climb up net elevators and choose different pathways to take.
Clip ‘n Climb
Both kids and adults enjoy our inventive Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls. Different texture and out-of-the-box shapes provide an engaging experience each and every time.
Contact RCI Adventure Products Today
At RCI Adventure Products, we pride ourselves on our ability to help lead kids to a healthier lifestyle. If you want to experience the difference that aerial attractions can make from a child’s perspective of exercise, then you are in the right place.
If you are interested in hearing more about our amazing products, contact us today. A member of our team would love to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.