Promoting Children’s Health and Wellness with Swing Sets

In the 21st century, children’s health and wellness is the focus of more academic studies than ever before. That’s all well and good. But as a parent, you know the best things for children are the simplest like eating a good dinner and playing outside. Playing outside — specifically on a safe swing set — has a wide variety of health and wellness benefits.

As your swing set and playset experts, we break down ALL of the physical, emotional, and mental benefits for children. Check it out.

7 Health and Wellness Benefits of Swing Sets

One of the best ways to help children (or adults for that matter) to be healthy is by making it fun. Our epic playsets make playing outside exciting — and promote children’s health and wellness at the same time!

1. Swing Sets are Relaxing

kids swinging and relaxing on playset

From high expectations in school to the hustle and bustle of extra-curricular activities, modern kids experience more stress than people think. The simple and peaceful motions of swinging allow kids to relax and unwind.

There isn’t a right or wrong way to swing, and there isn’t a goal. It’s just the easy, soothing fun of swinging in your own backyard.

Learn more about the right age to buy your kids their first swing set.

2. Swinging on a Swing Set Burns Calories

Swinging on a swing set isn’t just fun and relaxing, it’s good exercise. In fact, an hour of swinging burns approximately 200 calories.

That’s about the same number of calories that you’d burn jogging for an hour!

3. Swinging Strengthens Muscles, Tendons, Joints, and Ligaments — In a Low-Impact Way

child getting low-impact exercise on swing set

There’s no question about, swinging is exercise. A really great exercise, actually. In addition to burning around 200 calories per hour, swinging also builds stronger muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments — just like any other type of conditioning. Unlike other forms of traditional exercise, swinging is a low impact exercise, making it great for kids.

Plus, as we’ve mentioned before, swinging is awesome and relaxing. Your kids will be getting a great workout without realizing it.

4. Kids Sleep Better after Swinging or Playing on their Playset

Tons of research into children’s health has shown the importance of a full and uninterrupted night’s sleep. With a combination of getting some good exercise and having some relaxation, playing on swing sets and playsets helps kids sleep better.

As far as children’s wellness is concerned, a full 8-hours of sleep is the crucial ingredient for everything from better grades to a stronger immune system.

5. Playsets Inspire Creativity and Imagination

This is firmly in the mental wellness category, but that doesn’t mean it is ANY less important. Playing outside with their friends allows children to grow their imagination by making up their own adventures — rather than just being a spectator to televised ones.

Adventure World Play Sets can be customized with accessories meant to spark your children’s imagination such as:

kids using their creativity and imagination on swing set

  • A Steering Wheel and A Ships Wheel
  • A Lemonade Stand
  • Gangplanks
  • Crawl Tubes
  • A Sand Box
  • A Periscope
  • A Telescope and Binoculars
  • A Megaphone
  • A Hand-Crank Spotlight
  • Picnic Tables
  • Balconies
  • A Variety of Playhouses
  • A Hidden Hut (A Playhouse on the First Level of the Tower)

Check out the Imagination Station swing set package!

6. Playing Outside Builds a Healthier Immune System

As a parent, you know how important a healthy child is — especially during cold and flu season.

In addition to all of the other benefits, playing outside has been shown to help children fight off the cold and flu. There are reasons behind that. First, the vitamin D in the sun’s rays bolsters the immune system. Second, getting fresh, free-from-bacteria outside air flushes out the germy, indoor air.

While it can be tough for the great outdoors to compete with technology, a stunning Adventure World Playset evens the playing field.

7. Enhance Motors Skills, Coordination, and Agility

girl with enhanced motor skills on monkey bars

With a variety of accessories meant for older children, our playsets can help children develop their coordination and agility right in their backyard. Some of the accessories we build for this include:

  • Rock Walls
  • Chain Ladders
  • Monkey Bars
  • Rings
  • Trapeze Bar
  • A Fireman’s Pole

Safe and Imaginative Playsets

At Adventure World Play Sets, we didn’t set out to develop children’s health and wellness — we just wanted to build the best playsets on the market. We’re proud to be the first choice of both parents and kids when it comes to choosing a playset and swing set.

Discover all of our custom playset designs.

Kids love the epic feel of their Adventure World Playset. Nothing brings them outside in quite the same way.

Parents love the health and wellness their children get when playing outside, and they also appreciate the highest level of safety that goes into producing our sets.

Learn more about why Adventure World Play Sets are the safest on the market.

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The best swingset company, in my opinion! We are an independent contractor that works for a lot of companies. Adventure world swingsets are built very well. They will last more than one generation.
Jay Flaud
Jay Flaud
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Allison Hickman
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Steven Rice
Steven Rice
We have been trying to purchase one of these play sets for months and none of the dealers in our area will call us back about purchasing one. I wish the purchasing process was easier than "find a vendor in your local area". No one here wants to build them! The Happy Hideout looks like an amazing product for my toddler to grow into. I'm sad no one will build them or call us back. Edit: The company contacted me personally and found a vendor in my area!
Charlotte Doty
Charlotte Doty
Great people to work with and high quality! Highly recommend, my kids love their new play house!
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