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Jun, 2019

Children Who Participate in Sports Are Less Likely to Suffer From Anxiety

It seems that having your child play a sport has more benefits than you know. Sure, playing a sport and being involved in a team helps your child stay healthy and active, learn how to work as part of a team and meet new kids, and give them a sense of accomplishment with they learn a new technique while helping them develop leadership skills. A new study is showing that playing sports at a young age can also help your child emotionally too.The study, published in Pediatric Research, shows that children who participate in sports when they're younger are less likely to experience emotional issues by the time they reach the age of 12. It seems that the mental health benefits of playing a sport are just as big as the physical health benefits. Researchers out of the Université de Montréal found that children who play sports at a young age have fewer behavioral problems as they get older and suffer less from anxiety and stress and are more comfortable in social situations.
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