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Regular physical activity strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps children maintain a healthy body weight and increases subjective well-being.
Sports & recreation teaches children essential lifelong social and developmental skills. Low self-esteem and a lack of confidence can plague children. Allowing them to have access to sports and recreational activities can enhance their gross motor skills, social and communicating abilities, as well as improve their overall health and well-being. Children will mature physically, socially and emotionally when participating in a recreational activity. Activities as simple as walks can help accomplish this.

Communicating and Socializing
Children frequently miss out on social activities, impeding their ability to better their communication skills. Participation in outdoor activities can overcome this obstacle, providing them with the ability to engage in social interactions, develop
friendships and initiate social skills.

Self-Esteem and Academics
Some children struggle with a lack of self-esteem. They frequently will compare themselves to their peers, possibly giving them a decreased sense of their true abilities. Outdoor recreational participation promotes their self-concept, self-esteem and self-worth, as well as their body awareness. Many children will also show improvements in their academics. The confidence that is gained from the ability to attain success in anything will make them feel like they are capable of achieving even more.

Emotional Benefits
There are some major issues that many youth will at some point experience. Having children take part in an outdoor activity can aid in preventing different emotional conditions, including acting out behavior, depression, stress, anxiety and bad behavior. Providing them with a certain amount of activity can assist their bodies and help them to function optimally, both physically, socially and academically.
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