Physical Activity And Its Effect On Children

2422 Words Nov 9th, 2014 10 Pages
Physical activity is always recognized in society as a way to keep fit, slim and healthy. But it is also crucial in many other aspects and stages of life. In children, physical activity plays a role in their learning, sleep patterns and the formation of bones, all being essential for the health and wellbeing of the child in the present and the future. For people who battle cancer, physical activity can provide a healthier and happier recovery and positively affect their cell aging. Physical activity is beneficial for general health as it aids in the prevention of strokes, cardiovascular disease and improves mental health state. Because of these reasons, physical activity should be implemented in school programs from a young age, healthcare and hospital recovery programs, and in everyday life.
Physical Activity and Children
Children are recommended to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day, but many schools do not promote this activity. In fact, only 4% of all school-aged children are offered daily physical education, which can affect their learning in a negative way. Children who are given short exercise sessions throughout the day can have reduced off-task behaviors, better attention span, and are able to apply their knowledge and memory; overall enhancing the students readiness and ability to learn. Research has been done to examine the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement. On several tasks the results showed that children who took part in a…
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