Benefits of Youth Sports/Activity for youth
1) Physical Exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit.
2) Team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication and leadership among many other traits. Putting it all together by playing a sport is a wining combination.
3) Sports Improve mood. ”Physical activity triggers brain chemicals that make one feel happier and more relaxed,” says Dr. Pegging Pletcher.
4) Team sports in particular provide a chance to unwind and engage in a satisfying challenge that improves your fitness. They also provide social benefits by allowing you to connect with teammates and friends in a recreational setting.
5) Sports Improve your concentration. Research has shown that doing a mix of sports and muscle strengthening activities is especially helpful.
6) Participating in these kinds of activities 3-5 times a week has been shown to help kids staying focused at school. Regular physical activity helps kids keep their critical thinking, learning and judgment sharp.
7) Sports helps reduce stress. Yes kids do feel stress. When they are physically active, their mind is distracted from the daily stressors. Exercise has been proven to reduce levels of stress hormones that is produced by the body.
8) Sports boost self-confidence. As strength and skills improve, self-esteem and self-confidence increase. The more kids are participate, the more they will feel better about their contributions to a team as well as themselves.
9) Sports have been linked to leadership traits. Team sports are breeding grounds for leadership traits. With the opportunity to train together, win and lose together, kids involved in sports are more apt to use a “team” mindset when they are older and having to apply those skills in the workforce. Many leaders are born from sports.
10) Sports/Activity becomes a lifestyle. The positives that kids learn from sports and physical exercise can be carried over for a lifetime.
11) Clinical studies also show that sports and recreation programs can help youth establish lifelong, healthy, physical activity patterns. Regular physical activity can ward off life-threatening diseases; reduce feelings of depression and anxiety; help control weight and obesity; and build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints, according to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.
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