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Benefits of Physical Activity

Here are just some of the benefits of physical activity for young people
Of course, many of these these apply to adults too...

  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.[1]
  • Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.[1]
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.[1]
  • May help improve students’ academic performance, including academic achievement, grades and concentration and attentiveness[1]
  • Reduces risk of obesity and associated risks of diabetes, asthma, arthritis[1]
  • Reduces the risk of dying prematurely[1]
  • Promotes healthy growth and development [2]
  • Helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight [2]
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness [2]
  • Improves balance, coordination and strength [2]
  • Helps maintain and develop flexibility [2]
  • Improves posture [2]
  • Improves concentration and thinking skills [2]
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem [2]
  • Relieves stress and promotes relaxation [2]
  • Provides opportunities to develop social skills and make friends[2]
  • Improves sleep[2]

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