5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sportsenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-take5-enHD-AR1.jpgPlaying organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.women and sports, girls and sports, female, team, teammates, team mates, why should girls play sports, breast cancer, osteoporosis, strong bones, depression, stress, sports and stress, self-esteem, sports and self-esteem06/10/200809/27/201909/27/2019KidsHealth Medical Experts17fc5bcf-779f-4f77-8a78-a9392e76d2c1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/girls-sports.html/<p>We all know that regular physical exercise is good for a girl's body, mind, and spirit. But you can get your daily dose of endorphins from a jog around the block.</p> <p>So why play sports? The Women's Sports Foundation has discovered that sports offer some extra benefits for girls in addition to having fun and getting fit.</p> <p>Here are a few:</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Girls who play sports do better in school.</strong> You might think that athletics will take up all your study time. But research shows that girls who play sports do better in school and are more likely to graduate than those who don't. Exercise improves learning, memory, and concentration, which can give active girls an advantage when it comes to the classroom.</li> <li><strong>Girls who play sports learn teamwork and goal-setting skills.</strong> Working with coaches, trainers, and teammates to win games and meet goals is great practice for success later in life. Being a team player can make it easier to work with others and solve problems, whether on the field or in the workplace.</li> <li><strong>Sports have hidden health benefits.</strong> Some benefits of sports are obvious — like improving fitness and maintaining a healthy weight. But girls who play sports are also less likely to smoke and have a reduced chance of getting breast cancer and osteoporosis later in life. Sure, you can get these benefits from any type of exercise. But if you have trouble getting to the gym, there may be more incentive to show up and play if you know your coaches or teammates depend on you.</li> <li><strong>Playing sports builds self-confidence.</strong> Girls involved in athletics feel better about themselves, both physically and socially. It helps to build confidence when you see your skills improving and your goals becoming reality. Other esteem-boosting benefits of sports participation include getting in shape, maintaining a healthy weight, and making new friends.</li> <li><strong>Exercise can cut the pressure.</strong> Pressure is a big part of life. Playing sports can help you deal with it, since exercise is a natural mood lifter and a great way to relieve stress and fight depression. Plus, when you are on a team, you have friends who support you both on and off the field.</li> </ol>5 razones para que las niñas practiquen deportesLos deportes ofrecen algunos beneficios adicionales para las niñas, además de brindarles diversión y contribuir a que se mantengan en forma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/girls-sports-esp.html/68c1243c-6a17-45f0-9fcb-e4b3fe95ceb6
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Choosing the Right Sport for YouIf you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/find-sports.html/f3d963f1-3e0f-4edf-9408-cd0ce295742c
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Sports CenterThis site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/sports-center.html/c6fa6931-7439-4e86-9613-99545f761388
Sports PhysicalsJust as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That's why it's important to get a sports physical.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-physicals.html/ee98a07c-236a-4a5d-a10f-47ece0074f7a
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
Staying at a Healthy WeightHere are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/healthy-weight.html/e95fb0d9-a5db-48bb-bf5b-98066dcb6e4c
Why Exercise Is WiseGetting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/exercise-wise.html/1533a4c6-6d86-4e3d-9163-7797e214e101
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