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Foster physical activity & sports among children


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Author Details : Kavita Verma, Biswajit Sardar, Naveen Kumar Mishra

Volume : 3, Issue : 3, Year : 2016

Article Page : 101-102


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Abstract

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), self-perceived competence (academic as well as athletic) as well as increasing socio-emotional adjustment and 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.

Keywords: Physical activity, Children, Sports & Parents

How to cite : Verma K, Sardar B, Mishra N K, Foster physical activity & sports among children. J Community Health Manag 2016;3(3):101-102

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