According to the CDC, “ regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being and preventing various health conditions The 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.” How many children throughout the country do not meet this recommendation. Regular physical activity can help children:
- Build strong bones & muscles
- Control Weight
- Reduce symptoms of Anxiety & Depression
- Reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
Did you know children & teens who participate in physical activity tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance, and classroom behaviors.
Coach Kayla MSW, LSW