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Non-Physical Benefits of Enrolling your Child in Sports

April 20, 2017

Everyone knows that in order to stay healthy, you have to exercise. And what better way to exercise than through sports! With spring upon us, many of us (and our little ones) are eager to get back out onto the field. Though sports offer tremendous physical benefits, they also offer plenty of mental and general health benefits as well. 

Lower Levels of Stress

When you exercise regularly, your body releases endorphins — a hormone that can help reduce levels of depression and anxiety.

Better Communication and Teamwork Skills

Teamwork is an important skill for anyone to know, not just adults. When kids learn to play as one team, they learn the importance of communicating effectively and helping one another. After all, you win as a team and lose as a team!

Improved Sleep Habits

Kids who play sports are more likely to fall asleep faster and stay asleep, than those who don’t. Plus, with better sleep, they’ll likely have a better attitude during the day.

Better Focus and Concentration

If your child has difficulty concentrating, or sitting still throughout the day, physical activity is one of the easiest ways to improve their attention span. Activity boosts your brain’s dopamine and serotonin levels — each of which affects memory, attention, and focus.


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