It is important to train the “spine” in early childhood and childhood
Kazushi Hamada, who was the director of the University of Tokyo baseball club from 2013 to 2019, showed his skills such as stopping the losing streak in the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League at 94 during his tenure and bringing the points for the first time in 15 years. In addition, he is the head of the cram school “Ai Seibu Gakuin”, which aims to balance club activities and study, and is good at drawing out the abilities of children. In the first-Pitch project “Hikidasu Secret” with the theme of “teaching” for youth baseball, as the second serialization of Mr. Hamada, how to select effective lessons for aiming at both Bunbu and Budo, and how to determine the course at the junior high school stage. heard.
The University of Tokyo baseball club also includes children who did little exercise during their growth period to study for entrance exams. When I was taking the junior high school exam, my parents forced me to quit baseball, and I passed the University of Tokyo, so I want to play baseball again. But such a child is supposed to have osteoporosis, and even a catch ball can cause a fracture. During the growing season, you have to put some load on your body to build your body.
It is important to have a good spine during early childhood and childhood, which is the beginning of the growth period. Following the evolutionary process of human beings, he became a human being by standing upright, stretching his spine, and being able to support his large brain. Similarly, for children, by exercising and strengthening the spine, the bones become thicker, the muscles are attached, and the brain can be firmly supported by the spine. Many of the children who can exercise and study have a good spine and good posture, but this is not a coincidence.
The brain grows big before going to elementary school and grows up to about 12 years old. Therefore, it is recommended that you exercise consciously during this period to strengthen your spine.
Some parents may be wondering what kind of exercise to learn, but swimming is a good way to stretch your spine. Basically, humans try to enjoy themselves, but when they try to enjoy themselves when swimming, their spine stretches. It naturally improves your posture and strengthens your spine. It seems that the number of children learning to swim is increasing these days, but it is a reasonable choice to aim for both Bunbu and Budo.
It is also important to use your fingertips to improve the work of your brain. The brain is activated by using the fingertips, the neural network expands, and the head works. I play mahjong to prevent dementia, but it also makes sense to use my fingertips. Since we use baseball, tools, and fingertips, we can say that it is a sport that meets the conditions for “being smart.”