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Consider Sports for Kids' Overall Development

Consider Sports for Kids' Overall Development

Sports participation is a major factor in the development for most children. Kids who play sports reap many benefits, including fitness, the ability to think critically and solve problems, opportunities to build self-discipline and create bonds with peers as well as develop leadership skills and coping strategies. Studies show that children who participate in organized sports are overall healthier than those who do not.

Fitness: There are several health benefits of regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence. It improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, controls weight, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Physical fitness is one of the most obvious health benefits of exercise; however, organized sports have several other positive effects on your child's health.