Team Sports Help To Keep Kids In Shape

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A recent study found that kids who played on three or more sports teams in a year, were 27% less likely to be overweight, and 39% less likely to be obese than those teens who did not play team sports.

The study also found that biking or walking to school had less of an effect on a student’s weight – although it did reduce their likelihood of being obese.

Researchers believe playing high school sports, which usually involve regular practices and competitions, reduces a child’s chances of having a weight problem because of the strenuous and consistent workouts. Therefore, study authors conclude, increasing a child’s opportunity to play sports, even if they are not gifted athletes, should be a priority, especially for teens and children entering middle school or high school.

Organized sports is a fun way to motivate kids to keep active and stay competitive.

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