Benefits for Kids

All children benefit from being active every day. Physical activity keeps them fit and healthy and also benefits their social, emotional and intellectual development. Even if they have a healthy diet, and limited screen-based entertainment, they will still benefit from being active every day. There are health, social, emotional and cognitive benefits.

Health benefits:
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  • Improved muscle and bone growth and development
  • Improved coordination and movement skills
  • Improved sleeping patterns
  • Reduced risk of unhealthy weight gain
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Social benefits:
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  • Improved cooperation, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Helps children develop friendships
  • Reduced anti-social behaviour, including aggressive and disruptive actions.
Emotional and cognitive benefits:
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  • Increased confidence and happiness
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved concentration and management of anxiety and stress
  • Increased motivation and organisational skills
  • Improved learning outcomes.

 

For more information visit Healthy Kids.