3- to 4-year-olds participate in organized physical activities or sport.
5- to 19-year olds participate in organized physical activities or sport.
5- to 17- year-olds are reaching their recommended physical activity levels.
5- to 17-year-olds are engaging in more screen time than is recommended.
3- to 4-year-olds are engaging in more screen time than is recommended
There are important connections between the health of the body and of the brain, connections that must be fostered in order for kids to reach their mental, emotional and intellectual potential. Kids’ bodies have to move to get the wheels in their brains turning. They need to be active. Their brain health depends on it. A growing body of evidence indicates that physical activity in childhood is essential for a healthy brain and leads to improved:
thinking and learning
emotional regulation and self-control
brain plasticity – the growth of new brain tissue
ability to cope with anxiety and depressive symptoms
self-esteem and self-worth
attention and focus
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