Sports are good for your kids’ mental health

Sports are good for your kids’ mental health


>>Sport think he can spent>>Sport think he can spent
they help him learn teamwork.>>Sport think he can spent
they help him learn teamwork.
But new research shows they help him learn teamwork.
But new research shows
participating in an organized But new research shows
participating in an organized
sport. participating in an organized
sport.
>>And also benefit a child’s sport.
>>And also benefit a child’s
mental health.>>And also benefit a child’s
mental health.
>>You might just see a kid mental health.
>>You might just see a kid
kicking a ball.>>You might just see a kid
kicking a ball.
But a new study shows children kicking a ball.
But a new study shows children
who participate in a sport are But a new study shows children
who participate in a sport are
doing more than meets the eye. who participate in a sport are
doing more than meets the eye.
They’re protecting their mental doing more than meets the eye.
They’re protecting their mental
health. Scientists in Canada They’re protecting their mental
health. Scientists in Canada
examined nearly 1500 kids, they health. Scientists in Canada
examined nearly 1500 kids, they
found that those who played examined nearly 1500 kids, they
found that those who played
sports between ages found that those who played
sports between ages
6.10 had fewer emotional sports between ages
6.10 had fewer emotional
difficulties at age 12. 6.10 had fewer emotional
difficulties at age 12.
Consistently participating in difficulties at age 12.
Consistently participating in
organized physical activity was Consistently participating in
organized physical activity was
associated with less anxiety organized physical activity was
associated with less anxiety
shyness emotional distress and associated with less anxiety
shyness emotional distress and
less social withdrawal at shyness emotional distress and
less social withdrawal at
school. less social withdrawal at
school.
>>Organized force could also school.
>>Organized force could also
help kids stay healthy>>Organized force could also
help kids stay healthy
physically active children are help kids stay healthy
physically active children are
15% more likely to go to physically active children are
15% more likely to go to
college and less apt to smoke. 15% more likely to go to
college and less apt to smoke.
>>Use drugs or participate in college and less apt to smoke.
>>Use drugs or participate in
risky sexually behavior.>>Use drugs or participate in
risky sexually behavior.
They also have reduced chance risky sexually behavior.
They also have reduced chance
of heart disease stroke and They also have reduced chance
of heart disease stroke and
cancer. So encourage your child of heart disease stroke and
cancer. So encourage your child
to try a sport it could help cancer. So encourage your child
to try a sport it could help
them both physically and to try a sport it could help
them both physically and
emotionally. them both physically and
emotionally.
Cost of course can be a emotionally.
Cost of course can be a
barrier to getting children, Cost of course can be a
barrier to getting children,
especially in low income areas barrier to getting children,
especially in low income areas
to participate in sports. especially in low income areas
to participate in sports.
>>In 2015 about one in 3 to participate in sports.
>>In 2015 about one in 3
parents from households making>>In 2015 about one in 3
parents from households making
less than $50,000 a year told parents from households making
less than $50,000 a year told
researchers that it just costs less than $50,000 a year told
researchers that it just costs
too much. researchers that it just costs
too much.
Some community force programs too much.
Some community force programs
to offer scholarships for

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