1.1. Explain why physical activity is important to the short and long term health and well being of children.
Increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. And physical activity helps with
•reducing blood pressure
•Helps with Motor Skills
•reducing the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer
•improved psychological well-being, including gaining more self-confidence and higher self-esteem