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Description:Hanging by his arms from an overhead ladder swing, this happy young boy was photographed during his outdoor physical education class session, which was taking place at one of the many metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary schools. Behind him, some of his classmates were about to take on this challenge. This was but one of the many playground stations offered, providing school children with a wide array of choices, which would allow them to exercise all aspects of their growing bodies.
Physical Activity and the Health of Young People:
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.
  • Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.
  • May help improve students’ academic performance, including
    • Academic achievement and grades
    • Academic behavior, such as time on task
    • Factors that influence academic achievement, such as concentration and attentiveness in the classroom.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - Nat Cntr for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention; Div of Adolesc and School Hlth; and Nat Cntr for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Div of Population Health; Adolescent and School Hlth; Nutrit, Phys Activity, & Obesity
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