Today is the Big Day. We’ve planned for it. We spent money getting ready for it. The anticipation is at break point. Yes, today is little Henry’s first baseball practice.
My son has been sleeping with a baseball bat since he was two, so this is a monumental day for him. He looks so cute! Figuring out which sport(s) your children will participate in is apparently a pretty big deal. Excelling in sports can mean a full scholarship to a good college or a trip to the Olympics.
But if you come from my genes, it probably means you will just do it for fun. (We can’t all be on the Wheaties box…)
Benefits of Kids and Physical Activity:
According to Presidential Physical Activity Initiative, children who exercise 60 minutes per day gain many benefits beyond just maintaining a healthy weight and strengthening bones and muscles, including:
- Improved test scores, grades, and time management skills
- Boosted concentration, memory and classroom behavior
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Strengthened social and cooperative skills, such as teamwork and problem solving
- Reduced anxiety and stress
(Source: Physical Activity Initiative)
Do your kids play sports? What benefits have you noticed from their participation?
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