The Physical Benefits Of Gymnastics

Brittany Kuecker is currently a student at South Dakota State University. She maintains a high GPA while working toward a bachelor’s degree, in addition to having a full-time job. Brittany Kuecker is also an experienced gymnast who enjoys maintaining a high level of physical fitness.

Gymnastics is one of the most physically immersive forms of exercise individuals, especially young children who are looking for a healthy pastime, can take part in. While gymnastics is often associated with flexibility, core strength is an important part of every routine. Using gravity and body weight as resistance, gymnastics builds strength and balance in participants from a very early age. Bone strength can also be improved through weight-bearing activities that increase bone density and bone mass. Finally, gymnastics improves overall physical fitness by combatting obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, and asthma. Engaging in just 30 minutes of gymnastic activity five days a week can meet CDC recommendations for physical activity.