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5 Health Benefits of Playing in an Indoor Playground

April 12, 2019

5 Health Benefits of Playing in an Indoor Playground

Indoor playgrounds are a fun place for kids to play! Did you know they also have a range of health benefits? Kids having an opportunity to run around and explore is incredibly valuable for their health and well-being. Unfortunately, the cold winter months leave few opportunities to play and explore. Luckily, Jungle Land is here to help. Our space lets kids play in a safe, warm, and exciting environment. 


In today’s blog, we will explore 5 health benefits of playing in an indoor playground.


A Healthy Heart

We often think of heart health only in the context of older adults—for example, when it comes to lowering blood pressure or preventing heart disease. Keeping your heart healthy isn’t just for older adults! A healthy lifestyle starts at a young age and is a lifelong process.

The heart is a muscle. Just like any other muscle, it improves when challenged regularly with exercise. Active play in kids helps keep their heart healthy and strong. Exercise also reduces the amount of harmful cholesterol and fats in the bloodstream. It increases the flexibility of the walls of blood vessels and helps to lower blood pressure. An active kid is a healthy kid, and playing at Jungle Land is a fun place to do that.


Energy Levels

You don’t want your kids snoozing in school. Fortunately, regular exercise makes kids feel more energetic and helps them be more active without exhaustion. Encouraging your kids to run around and play regularly, such as at an indoor playground, reduces the chances that they’ll doze off during the weekdays at school.


Improves Motor Skills

Exercise and regular play improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and strength. Developing these skills are essential to kids’ development. Exploration and indoor play can help them learn new skills with greater ease and confidence.


Mental Well-Being

As a parent, it’s important to consider not only your child’s physical well-being, but also their mental well-being. Exercise releases endorphins, which increase self-esteem, improve sleep, reduce stress, and ward of feelings of anxiety and depression. An active kid is more likely to feel confident and happy.


Improves Concentration

Did you know that playtime can improve your child’s academic achievement? Scientific studies show this to be true. Exercise promotes new and stronger connections between nerve cells in the brain and helps protects them from damage. Regular exercise can help your kid succeed in school.

School-age kids should get a minimum of one hour of active playtime every day. During the winter months, that isn’t always easy. Fortunately, Jungle Land provides a comfortable, warm, and safe environment for kids to play to their heart’s delight. Not only is it a fun experience, but it’s also great for your kids’ health. Come on down to Jungle Land, and you’re sure to have a blast.