Kids today spend far more time staring at electronic screens than they do exercising in the school gym. Toddlers and teens now spend an average of more than seven hours a day looking at screens!
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 13.7 million children and adolescents are currently obese. Health problems caused by obesity include
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of cancer
- Kidney disease
- Sleep apnea
The social consequences of being overweight are equally serious. If not addressed, the psychological trauma of peer rejection and social isolation can last a lifetime.
For children to be physically and mentally healthy and to face learning with a more positive mindset, we must find ways to encourage them to get moving. The first place we can start is with good gymnasium facilities.
Prefabricated steel gymnasiums can meet all the criteria for school gymnasium construction.
Safety: The safety of students and faculty is paramount. Therefore, the gym has to be very strong and sturdy. And steel has an unmatched strength-to-weight ratio among building materials.
Fully usable space: Any successful sports facility needs unobstructed floor space. The clear-span construction of prefabricated steel buildings does not require interior columns. Children can move freely in the gymnasium.
Flexibility: School gymnasiums are often multi-functional. They can provide indoor games, training and pep rallies. Some gyms also host ceremonies, meetings dances and other events. Steel prefabricated gymnasiums provide these functions perfectly.
Cost-effective: School construction operates within strict budgetary constraints. Therefore, it’s the first important thing to get the best gymnasium with the lowest price. Steel buildings are cheaper than other building materials and require less additional maintenance costs.
Short construction time: The parts of a steel building are made in advance at the factory and it takes only a short time for the workers to put them together, which greatly saves construction time. Let the children enter the gymnasium as soon as possible to play sports.
Conducive to future development: No matter how fast the number of students grows, schools don’t need to worry about the size of their gymnasiums. Prefabricated steel buildings can be expanded at either end at any time.