1.1 Explain why physical activity is important to the short and long term health and well being of children.
One thing almost every young child looks forward to is the activity of play. Kids love nothing more than to go outside, run around with friends, and get dirty. If children are already active at a young age, why not encourage them to continue by enrolling them in an organized youth sport program? Young people will gain many positive experiences by participating in organized physical activities, but none as important and influential as the social skills, physical skills, and mental skills developed and nurtured during their time in youth sport. As a result, the young participants can continue to build upon and cultivate these skills which will ultimately be transferred into their development as successful adults. Along with the social and
Participation in youth sports in the United States is on the rise. “Organized youth sports are highly popular for youth and their families, with approximately 45 million children and adolescent participants in the US” (Merkel, 2013). There are many benefits for children that can be attributed to sports such as: physical activity, learning motor skills, sense of belonging, stress relief, and many more. With childhood obesity on the rise recreational sports has never been needed more than it is today. “Over the past three decades, the incidence of obesity in children has tripled, with one of every three children being affected” (Merkel, 2013). Obesity has many long-term health problems related to it such as: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure cancer, asthma. We can attribute this health problem to changes in our society over like increased technology, increased crime rates, fast food and isolated suburban neighborhoods. Sports and other physical activities are needed to keep children from causing further damaged to their future.
Healthy People implemented an extensive list of physical activity objectives targeting youth of all ages. The objectives are all aimed at promoting the health benefits of maintaining a physically active life-style. The following objective targets a major area of concern for the medical community and the increase of inactivity among today's youth; “PA-8.2.2; Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a
i. In the article “ The Impact of Sports on Adolescent Development” published in Forum on Public Policy in 2013, D.C Jack conducted a study that found
Physical activity also has benefits for children's social and emotional development and cognitive development. These benefits include being part of a team and making friends through group sports, which have a major impact on social and emotional development. The effect of obesity on children is closely linked to many bad health habits such as diet, smoking and drug use which in turn can affect a child's academic performance (Goran et al., 1999). Physical activity, if encouraged at a young age, can reduce the likelihood of children developing these behaviours and focus on their academic performance and cognitive development. As children in this age range are in their fundamental development stage, it is important that educators and parents alike, teach children about the importance of physical activity at a young age in order to prevent health and social well-being problems in their adult years.
“Body image is linked to self-worth and self-deference, so when we feel down on ourselves, we may feel that we look exorbitantly corpulent as well.” (Chapman-Novakofski, 2014) Exercise has a huge impact on how one person may view himself or herself. The mental state of a person who feels great about their body as opposed to a person, who wants to hide under a rock because of their body, is significantly great in difference. After various tests were done, exercise was proven customarily positively cognate to self-esteem (Vealey, 1992). A study was performed using participants that
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Increasing physical activity among youth is an essential component of the broad strategy needed to curb the obesity epidemic” (CITATION). The AAP goes on to encourage different forms of physical activity, whether it’s joining a sport, taking part in extracurricular activities or even participating in gym class and to start this routine from childhood. When experimenting to see the impact that sports and extracurriculars made on a person’s health, they stated, “Our findings supports previous research demonstrating sports were related to substantially lower risk of both overweight/obesity and obesity” (CITATION). While other factors play a big part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, childhood is a crucial point because that’s when the body is nurturing, which is why there should be more budgeting towards helping those who are unable to
This literature review is being conducted to evaluate an intervention, which has been taken for its successes and failures. Having a key understanding of the positives and negatives in this intervention will be beneficial when planning for our own group project. In this specific article, “Get Fit With the Grizzlies: A Community-School-Home Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity,” written by Carol C. Irwin, Richard L. Irwin, Maureen E. Miller, Grant W. Somes, and Phyllis A. Richey, put into action a get fit program to motivate children to obtain knowledge of living a healthy life through physical activity and diet. Analyzing the strengths and weakness throughout this article would be helpful in creating a successful outcome
Physical activity is a very important aspect of an individual’s life. There are many health benefits to being physically active. Living an active life helps to prevent and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, depression, and heart disease (Tuso, 2015). Healthy People 2020 (2018) states that about 80% of adults and adolescents do not meet the physical activity guidelines. Staying active may be difficult if there are no community resources to help. The intention of this paper is to implement interventions within Paulding County that will help increase physical activity among community members.
Stress from school can be helped by having a good amount of exercise everyday, it helps relax your whole body when you're done. A lot of parents now days complain about their teen having a bad, aggressive behavior, and believe it or not exercise also helps teens get rid of those bad behaviors at school or at home. Secondly exercise helps teens have a better self-esteem. In the second passage Brennan explains "Exercise also boosts circulation and delivery of nutrients to the skin, helping to detoxify the body by removing toxins (poisons)." (Brennan 7) Teens often worry about their skin and appearance, mostly because at this age is when the majority suffer from acne. With exercise the skin gets healthier because of all the blood flow and nutrients it's receiving so teens won't worry about having bad skin. The third passage states "teenagers who took part in organized sports had more positive self-image and greater self-esteem than teens who were not physically active."(Neighbond 10) Joining school physical activities helps teens or children feel better about themselves and feel more confident. They don't have to join a sport but just
Physical Activity relates to Healthy People 2020 because it accomplishes to having a higher quality of life, living longer, preventing diseases from occurring, disabilities, injuries, and premature death. The objectives for targeted adolescents are having physical activity to improve bone health, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, higher self-esteem the reduction of the symptoms of depression.
Access to parks and other safe places to play, for example, is associated with more frequent outdoor play (Davison and Lawson, 2006). However, children are less likely to engage in recreational physical activity if parks or playgrounds are unavailable, in disrepair, or are not accessible by safe routes (Grow et al., 2008). Our Capstone thesis will consider innovative, appealing concepts that permit a range of fitness activities and adopt community strategies that improve
Physical activity is essential for children; therefore sport participation has many physical benefits for youths (Willox, 1994). In the United States there is a very unhealthy trend of physically unfit children going on. According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health seven out of ten kids in our nation are out of shape and the incidence of obesity has increased by more than 50 percent among America's children and teen since 1976 and continues to grow at a staggering rate (Metzel & Shookhoff, 2006). When children participate in sports activities they get some of the exercise they need to improve their quality of life and can help prevent children from becoming obese. Physical activity regulates obesity because it increases energy expenditure, suppresses appetite, increases metabolic rate, and increases lean body mass (Willox, 1994). Even though regular physical sport activity has been shown to improve physical fitness, it can also help in preventing many different health problems down the line that youths who participate in sports are more likely not to develop than youths who do not participate in sports. Women who participated in organized sport and fitness programs as
In the modern schools, too many elementary schools are so centered academics and don’t focus on the well-being of the students. The school systems also don’t realize that physical activity can help students perform better in the classrooms. In the recent years, there has been a worldwide tendency to reduce school-based physical education in favor of academic subjects. Given the beneficial effects of exercise and the disadvantages of a sedentary lifestyle, cutbacks in physical education lessons are not near as productive as people think. Systematic reviews provide clear