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Just like in adults, increased physical activity in children has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits.
Physical activity helps with:
- Controlling weight
- Reducing blood pressure
- Raising HDL ("good") cholesterol
- Reducing the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer
- Improved psychological well-being, including gaining more self-confidence and higher self-esteem
Remember that inactive children are likely to become inactive adults! Get your kids in motion and increase the health and wellness of your family and the West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky Tri-State area!