Ian Alapag and Kendra Kramer Bag Gold Medals: The Benefits of Sports

Here are a few benefits why we should let our kids shoot for their goals, just like Ian and Kendra ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ‹๐ŸŠ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ


The son of Jimmy โ€˜The Mighty Mouseโ€™ Alapag recently went to an international taekwondo tournament and brought home nothing less than two gold medals for his proud parents. LJ Moreno-Alapag, recently shared on Instagram that she and her son, Ian Maximus, went to California for Ianโ€™s 1stย international taekwondo tournament. A few days later, LJ proudly shared another post of her son showing off two gold medals!

The daughter of another basketball icon, Doug Kramer, recently joined a swimming competition and also brought home two gold medals. According to Dougโ€™s Instagram post, Kendra, their eldest daughter, got two gold medals from the six events that she joined. Doug shared how Kendra stood her own against really good swimmers and how she learned from her mistakes during the early part of the competition and eventually got the hang of it.

Benefits of competitive sports for kids

Parents of kids sometimes do wonder where these kids get all the energy that they have. Kids just have so much energy that they can play, jump, and run all day. It is good to take advantage of their inherent overflowing energy by letting them join in competitive sports if kids are interested.

Aside from being a more structured outlet for their natural energy, kids will surely benefit from being involved in competitive sports like swimming and taekwondo. Other competitive sports that kids might enjoy are basketball, soccer, and tennis.

Engaging in sports can help keep kids active and healthy. Amidst the digital era, a sedentary lifestyle among kids is common. This results in kids being obese and more prone to sickness. Avoid the sedentary lifestyle by letting your kids out and let them get active as much as they can.

Important life lessons like teamwork and fair play are two of the most important lessons that your child can learn from competitive sports. Letting them experience competition at an early age allows them to better understand that competition doesnโ€™t always have to be unhealthy. They will learn how competition can be done in a friendly environment and it will teach them that working hard will give them a higher chance of being successful.

Letโ€™s not think of competitive sports simply as extra-curricular activities for our kids. It has more value than how we actually see it. So donโ€™t hesitate to let your kids join sports when they show interest. Let them explore sports and learn important values of working with a team. Let them experience losses and learn how to keep their heads high and work hard to be better. Let them experience wins and learn humility and continued perseverance.

Source: LiveStrong

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