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Benefits Of Gymnastics

Updated on October 22, 2011

Gymnastics is an activity of primordial origins and kind of modern tensions. Most big and medium size towns and cities have a private gymnastics school or provide gymnastics activities through a park district, public school, Sokol, Turners or YMCA.

Attention of media toward gymnastics has continued to grow up, making gymnastics one of the top most television-audience draws. Gymnastics at the top levels carries on drawing attention.

It has maintained a vigorous and large "fan" following, as well as and formulated some controversy as it has go through modern growing pains. Less information has been offered concerning the benefitsof gymnastics to those who are directed for Olympic gloryand those not intended to reach such levels.

Various Benefits of Gymnastics

Comprehensive participation in gymnastics or trampoline classes renders children with many physical, psychological and cognitive benefits. Skills children attain from participation in gymnastics or trampoline will continue on benefiting them throughout their lives.

Physical Benefits Of Gymnastics

  • Resistance training, as in the gymnastics, betters joint mobility, cardiovascular fitness, circulation and muscular development and growth.

  • Physical activity has shown to avoid or delay the onset of asthma and juvenile diabetes.
  • Gymnastics has also been shown to prevent various types of cancer.
  • Modest impact sports, such as gymnastics, have been confirmed to enhance development of bone density and avoid osteoporosis.
  • Physical fitness has also been confirmed to delay the inception of high blood pressure.

  • Gymnastics can also enhance skills essential for many other sports.
  • Most gymnasts excel in different sports such as: softball, basketball, football, baseball etc. Because gymnastics enhance flexibility, it helps in injury prevention.
  • Gymnasts are not just the strongest athletes in the whole world, but they also have the maximum bone density of athletes.

A Gymnastics Camp
A Gymnastics Camp

Cognitive Benefits Of Gymnastics

  • Awareness of the human body.
  • Alertness of space and where the human body is in it.
  • Alertness of relationships i.e relation of body parts to each other and the various surrounding apparatus.
  • Alertness of relationships with each other.

Psychological Benefits Of Gymnastics

  • Strength of mind and self-discipline are the psychological benefits.
  • The fun and joy of movement mastery.
  • The habit of doing exercise as a pleasurable regularly occurrence.
  • A well confident self image and a positive behavior towards their bodies.
  • Trust in one's own capabilities: move from a world of "I can't do” to "I can do”.

Gymnastics for kids is essential.
Gymnastics for kids is essential.

Mental/Educational Benefits Of Gymnastics

  • Children are better capable to learn cognitive skills when they are using both their minds and bodies.
  • Children that are involved in physical activity have higher self-confidence.
  • Children involved in different physical activities have higher attendance in school, less abuse of tobacco and alcohol, and also less levels of depression and anxiety.
  • Gymnastics betters hand-eye coordination and various communication skills.

  • Gymnastics also boosts children to build and keep their confidence in oneself as well as high levels of self-esteem.
  • Gymnasts must also learn to correspond with coaches and other gymnasts, and they should also develop listening skills.
  • Gymnasts develop high time management skills that allow them to organize more fully for school.
    Gymnasts lean to perform better in school and maintain good grades.
  • Gymnastics creates a greater spatial awareness in its participants.

  • Gymnasts, as primary childhood movement education, are openly linked to neurological pathways development that helps in reading readiness.
  • Children who have involved in gymnastics have longer attention spans and build up common problem solving skills more readily.
  • Gymnastics is a very complex sport that needs its students to incorporate several kinds of athleticism and learning tools.
  • Gymnastics has also been verified to benefit children with autism, learning disabilities, and Down syndrome.

How Can Gymnastics Aid One’s Child Physically?

Gymnastics can give children with large physical benefits. From muscle strength and balance to flexibility and healthy bones, gymnastics gives and exciting choice for parents who know the worth of a full-body workout. Every part of the human body is used while doing gymnastics.

How Does Gymnastics Better Muscle Strength?

Opportunities to attain muscle strength through jumping, tumbling, static flexing, and holding one's own body weight in different positions aid children grow strong and powerful bodies.


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      7 years ago

      does gymnastics have cons to it

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      7 years ago

      Gymnastics definitely helps with almost everything.

    • hassam profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Pakistan

      Hi Mollie, the article was published on 03/13/10.

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      7 years ago

      hi, im doing a project on gymnastics and is using this article as a reference. however, can you tell me the date you published this on hubpages? please and thank you!

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      bhavesh bhatia 

      7 years ago

      a very good site to learn gym.

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      8 years ago

      thank you for this information which is very true.

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      DePuy Pinnacle Recall 

      8 years ago

      Modest impact activities, like gymnastics, and its increasing effects on bone density is important to know, especially for those with defective Pinnacle hip replacements that may be affected by a DePuy Pinnacle recall and who want to improve their overall health. Thanks for the information!

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      8 years ago

      These are all so true! I've been doing gymnastics for almost 12 years and i have experienced all of these! :)

    • hassam profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Pakistan

      Well now I have written it. So you better get yourself into learning gymnastics ;-)

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Why didn't you write this before? Now these are some serious benefits which one can't ignore. I better learn some gymnastics and practice them.


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