In this special episode of The Marc and Mandy Show: He Said She Said, Marc and Mandy butt heads over the topic of mandatory exercise in schools. To find out what Marc and Mandy have to say on the matter, check out the video above, or keep reading to learn about the benefits of physical activity for children and adolescents.
Probably the most straight-forward and widely accepted benefit of exercise is the physical benefits. Physical activity strengthens the heart muscle, helps to reduce the amount of harmful cholesterol and fats in a person’s blood, increases lung capacity, reduces blood sugar levels, and helps with weight control. Exercise has also been linked to a lower susceptibility to diseases such as cancer.
Regular exercise can lead to more energy and better mood. Exercise releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, which can help to foster a sense of mental wellbeing.
In addition to being a healthy component in physical and mental health, physical activity in a school setting can help to foster important social skills. For instance, helping kids learn how to work together in a team setting. This is a skill that will benefit them later in life, in social settings and even in their future careers.
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