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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Get Girls Active, Part One: What Does It Mean to be Physically Active?
Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives.
Much of our research indicates that lack of physical activity is directly related to increased pregnancy, delinquency, obesity, truancy and increased risk taking (use of drugs and alcohol) among school-aged girls.
In correlation to the studies providing choices of leisure has promoted successful life skills such as utilizing positive coping skills, increased sense of self, reduction in risky behaviors and increased goal setting.
Research suggests that physical activity is an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression among girls.