Healthy Muscles for Kids – What does that really mean?

What does it mean for kids to have healthy muscles?

Before puberty, kids can’t develop substantial muscle mass – they just don’t have the hormones needed to bulk up.  So, if you want your kids to have healthy muscles, focus on building long, strong and flexible muscles.  Just what does it take?

The simple answer is let your kids play.  Playing makes muscles.  The more fun they are having, the more muscle they will build.  Let your kids choose what they want to do – within reason.  Bike riding, swimming, organized sports, dance, gymnastics, yoga, or playing in the yard.

Eat healthy.  Drink milk, eat lean proteins, veggies and fruit.  No need for protein powder.  Check out my other posts on kid’s nutrition.

If you want to increase resistance, skip the weights.  Instead, use the body for resistance or use resistance bands.  Make the old standbys into fun games.

As with anything – common sense and moderation are key.  Make sure your kid rests when he is tired or in pain.  Use appropriate athletic equipment.  Warm up before playing hard.

Help Kids Build Healthy Muscles


Maggie McMahon is a businesswoman with more than decade of experience building and growing new organizations. She believes that learning should be fun, but recognizes that frustration and worry or boredom and routine can sometimes get in the way. Maggie is excited about building a learning environment that helps kids grow into their confidence and success. Maggie is married and has two children.

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