Physical Activity: The Gift of a Lifetime

Making sure your kids get at least 60 minutes of play each day is one of the best gifts you can give them. It has so many benefits that itís almost hard to believe.  But itís true--physical activity does all this and much more.
  • Helps overall mental well being
  • Increases energy and endurance
  • Improves sleep
  • Relieves everyday stress and anxiety
  • Reduces behavior problems
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment
  • Helps kids focus and learn better
  • Enhances self esteem
  • Helps boost confidence
  • Establishes productive habits that will last throughout adolescence and adulthood
  • Improves leadership and social skills
  • Teaches good sportsmanship
  • Helps improve overall health
  • Promotes self-expression
  • Helps lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease