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Advantages of Engaging Children in Sports

Sports is a great way to help kids learn important life lessons apart from just being physical active. Having kids play sporting activities such as Badminton, Football and Tennis is a great way to boost their fitness levels and confidence while reducing anxiety. Children need at least an hour of physical activity per day and this also includes muscle strengthening exercises. Sports like tennis, basketball and football are all great bone and muscle strengthening exercises that promote healthy bones and over all fitness and these are sports that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Better Health Later in Life
One of the main benefits of playing sports is having long term good health. Children who play some type of sport are more likely to live a healthier and more active lifestyle even in their adult life, thus leading to better heart health, weight control, lower blood glucose levels.

Increase in Confidence
Having kids participate in competitive sports like football will help them gain and build self-awareness and self-confidence. Through these competitive sports, children gain confidence when they excel and help build it by striving to become better for the team. Those who learn to accept criticism at a young age have more opportunities to grow and better themselves.

Better Social Skills and Teamwork
Children who compete in team sports will learn the skills needed to work together. They also become great at encouraging and comforting their peers in times of need. The team can also act as their secondary family if they need extra support from outside their family, in fact they can even build life long friendships during these times. Children also learn how to cope with disappointment and failure and these life lessons will stand by the child for years to come. Having to follow instructions from their coaches can also let the child learn to respect and follow authority figures. Playing sports is also something that people can talk about and relate to outside the home or work,

Fun
Children love to have fun and playing sports is something that both kids and adults can enjoy doing. These regularly scheduled sporting activities is definitely a sure way of achieving all the benefits mentioned above but you should not forget that they are only kids and what matters most to them is to have fun and just be silly.

There are hardly any disadvantages of playing sports, so what are you waiting for? Get your kid outside and enjoy the outdoors in Glasgow and leave the iPads at home.