The Importance of Children in Sports.

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The Importance of Children in Sports

Physical fitness is one of the most important aspects of sustaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. It is universally known that every human being needs some kind of physical activity in order to maintain both a healthy body composition and healthy systems of the body, such as the circulatory and respiratory systems. It is the responsibility of every individual to take care of their body and to recognize that physical fitness is crucial in everyone's life. Many people today, including those in the stressful working world, maintain a healthy lifestyle; and studies have shown that the roots of a healthy lifestyle are from childhood experiences. The development of children depends on their environments and their parents. Routines and habits begin to develop from the time they are born (ie. they will sleep at certain times and will eat at certain times of the day).

Studies have shown that if parents expose their children to physical activity, it is more likely that the children will grow up enjoying exercise and will also keep up a routine of physical fitness for the rest of their lives. Parents only need to set a solid foundation for their children and they can build their way up from there on their own, but it is not always as easy as it sounds. There are many things that may go wrong when parents introduce physical activity to their children, such as a traumatizing experience (ie. injury). It is essential that parents expose sports to their children in a positive and enjoyable manner.

Parents are the most important people in a child's life because they are responsible for setting a safe and healthy environment for the child, for setting good examples for the child, and for teaching the child the...