The Running Bee Foundation promotes the benefits of an active lifestyle, champions health and well being initiatives and aims to help reduce childhood obesity.
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Benefits of being active
Physical activity has many health benefits, such as improved sleep and performance.
It reduces the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, some cancers, and improves bone health.
Exercise offers mental health benefits as it is an excellent outlet for adults and children to deal with stress and has been shown to reduce the risk of mood disorders and anxiety.
Sports and physical activity results in improved self-esteem.
While there are no studies specifically related to the risk of COVID infection, scientific studies suggest that physical exercise results in fewer infections amongst children.
Assisting children in developing good habits at an early age makes it more likely they live an active, healthy lifestyle as an adult.