My last blog for this week is this article. There is some good information that I can use in my upcoming paper like:
“Only six out of 10 children aged between five and 14 years participate in sport outside of school. Evidence suggests that physically active children are more likely to mature into physically active adults. Reducing physical inactivity is just as important as increasing physical activity. Aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day and a maximum of 2 hours per day using electronic media including TV. Parents can encourage their children to play sport in many ways, including through role modelling.”
Also the article states some benefits from playing sports:
” Reduced risk of obesity. Healthy growth of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Improved coordination and balance. A greater ability to physically relax and, therefore, avoid the complications of chronic muscular tension (such as headache or back ache). Improved sleep. Mental health benefits, such as greater confidence. Improved social skills. Improved personal skills, including cooperation and leadership.”
This is a really great article to read.