Participating in sports helps to improve physical fitness, general health and curbing obesity, especially in children. Physical activity together with good nutrition is important for people of all ages. Engaging children... More »

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The United Nations promotes sports development as an essential tool in promoting cooperation, peace, advocacy and fundraising in countries with varying economic conditions and societal beliefs. The U.N. Educational Scien... More »

According to the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, the negative impacts of sports on children are extensive. Children face increased risks of physical injury and psychological stress that they are not mature enough... More »

If a person does not get enough exercise then that person will be more likely to have a variety of health problems including obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, poor mental health such as depression and cancers acco... More »

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children wait until they are at least 6 before participating in organized sports. However, children as young as 2 to 5 years old may enjoy play-based tumbling or gymnast... More »

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Parents and guardians of kids who are not interested in team sports can encourage their children to get involved with a variety of other physical activities. These could include group classes for sports like dance and ma... More »

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercise is very important to children's health, and they recommend that children and teens should get at least an hour of exercise every day.The Physical... More »