Youth In Sports

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It has always been common knowledge that the involvement of youth in sports has many benefits in not only the physical aspect but in the psychological aspect as well. With so many advancements in technology and the youth of today are getting less active every single day the involvement of youth in sports is more important now than it ever was. Adults that have participated in sports in their youth are more likely to live a healthy lifestyle and to pass those positive behaviors onto their children as well. The numbers for children participating in sports are dwindling and the negative effects of this on our society and future adults may not be known for years to come but what needs to be know is the positive impact that it does have on our children. Not only are the youth of today less active than they were in the past but their eating habits are being impacted as well. The percentage of children who struggle with obesity and have cardiovascular issues has increased at an alarming rate with no slowing down in sight. “The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity.” (CDC) There is quite the epidemic on our hands as a society. The youth of today are not only getting less physically active by every passing day but they are also suffering from obesity at a very young age at a very alarming rate. Diet and exercise has always been something that is common
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