Multigenerational fitness parks

Public parks look a lot different than they did just a decade ago. Sure, you’ll find swings and seesaws, but today they’re bigger, sturdier, and more ergonomically designed. And they’re often paired with colorful outdoor exercise equipment, making play at multigenerational fitness parks a great workout for kids of all ages, even parents and grandparents. And that’s the intent. “They need an opportunity to be active alongside the kids they’re with,” says Lindsay Adeyiga from KaBoom, a nonprofit playground builder that’s created dozens of multigenerational parks across the country. But exerting the gusto of your inner 7-year-old at these parks comes with a risk that can set you up for injury. “My concern is that it’s so inviting, someone might be tempted to jump onto the equipment and play without warming up, and injure a muscle,” says Madhuri Kale, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. What you’ll find at multigenerational fitness parks A multigenerational fitness park typically includes a large child-focused structure with places for kids to climb, slide, swing, hang, and jump. The playground equipment is adult-friendly: swings are roomy; slides are wide, with gentle slopes; and seesaws have molded seats that are easy to sit on. Near the playground you’ll often find fitness equipment, such as ergonomically shaped bars to hold onto for squats or modified wall ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Exercise and Fitness Healthy Aging Source Type: blogs

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