Here at Kiddimoto we understand that when learning to ride there has to be a balance of education and fun. Not only is learning to ride an absolute blast, here are some of our top health benefits of balance bikes.
It is no question that the weight of little ones is a hot topic in the UK at the moment, it is said that a quarter of 2-10 year olds are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity in adults is predicted to reach 70% by 2034. Obesity and overweight are linked to a wide range of conditions including diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Just a small amount of excercise each day an help to combat this, and what better way to excercise than having fun on your balance bike.
Improved Posture and coordination:
Good posture in children is important, not only does it carry health benefits it can also increase overall confidence. Balance bikes command the correct posture needed to progress onto a standard bicycle.
Increased cardiovascular fitness:
They may already be running circles around you at the park, but cycling is a great way to keep hearts in check. Plus, it is fairly low intensity so if you're out on a ride you will hardly know your excercising!
Improved Joint Mobility:
Balance bikes improve core strength and the running element of the bikes can improve/maintain good mobility in joints.
Just as important as physical health, balance bikes improve confidence, independence and a positive mental attitude. 'Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.' John F Kennedy.