Foster physical activity & sports among children

Kavita Verma, Biswajit Sardar, Naveen Kumar Mishra
2016 The Journal of Community Health Management  
It is widely accepted that physical activity has numerous positive health outcomes including its influence on meeting healthy weight goals, when associated with low-energy intake through healthy eating habits. In children, physical activity is particularly important as it improves gross and fine motor skill development necessary for academic performance (e.g., writing), selfperceived competence (academic as well as athletic) as well as increasing socio-emotional adjustment and self-esteem.
more » ... d self-esteem. Physical activities in groups and games also have social benefits in that they offer children opportunities to learn new skills while developing friendships. Parents have a direct influence on their children's Physical Activity. Their support of Physical Activity, their own level of PA, and their enjoyment of PA predict the extent to which their young will engage in PA with sufficient intensity and duration.
doi:10.5958/2394-2738.2016.00022.4 fatcat:ecsn4eb5g5dbjpwp6mcyg4jm2y