Youth - Benefits of Physical Activity Early in Life:

Physical activity not only helps control or prevent diabetes, blood pressure, and other conditions, it also aids in cognitive performance.

Kids who participate in sports and remain active tend to have fewer issues with depression and anxiety. It can also aid them socially as it helps to build a friendship network that may protect them from bullying. Sports teach them how to win, how to lose and how to persevere.

Parents are a powerful influence on their kid’s physical activity and diet. It's not about targeting a number or hitting a certain weight. It's about developing healthy habits that will last you a lifetime.

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