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Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of people of all ages.

Physical activity can be in the form of exercise, sports, games and even play! Most children are naturally playful and active. Parents should encourage play times as it gets the child moving, skipping and running around.

Here are the health benefits your child will reap by being active:-

  • Maintains energy balance and a healthy body weight
    An effective level of activity ensures your child's energy input (food intake) does not exceed his energy output (activity). This prevents excess calories to be stored as fat.
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
    Physical activity optimises bone health during the developmental years, keeps bone mineral density healthy, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Improves blood circulation and heart health
    Being fit benefits heart health and decreases the risks of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Reduces risk of chronic diseases
    Physical activity reduces the risk of various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. It also maintains bone, joint and muscle health, as well as improves mental health.
  • Improves mood and reduces stress
    Physical activity improves mood. When we exercise, the brain releases endorphins - a chemical linked to the feeling of happiness and helps keep stress away.
  • Improves self-esteem
    Involvement in sports help children gain greater confidence. Various sports and games create the opportunity for children to develop teamwork and make friends.

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