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3- to 4-year-olds participate in organized physical activities or sport.

46%

5- to 19-year olds participate in organized physical activities or sport.

77%

5- to 17- year-olds are reaching their recommended physical activity levels.

35%

  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

  • problem-solving ability

  • memory

  • brain plasticity – the growth of new brain tissue

  • stress management

  • ability to cope with anxiety and depressive symptoms

  • self-esteem and self-worth

  • attention and focus

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