The idea is not to deter kids from participating in such activities, but to make sure that they are aware of how to best guard themselves from accidents.
Exercise has a positive effects on many things, ranging from better sleep to weight management, according to the Mayo Clinic. Parents can encourage their children to play outside and take part in backyard playground activities, as well as use commercial playgrounds at the local park. Children who exercise are also less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as well as other health problems later on in life. Outdoor play is crucial for maintaining both a positive mood level and overall health.