Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
This article talks about the benefits of the regular physical activity.
Physical activity helps with weight management.
Regular physical activity is important for children for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the long-term health benefits. Physical activity also aids in maintaining a healthy weight. In addition to long-term health benefits, children also benefit from keeping active.
Some of the additional benefits are: Decreases chance depression, helps with sleeping at night, strengthens bones and muscles, helps with maintaining a healthy weight, and active children enjoy the ability to move easily.
This article also covers the how children become more active, utilizing the outdoor environment for physical activity, and the link between physical activity and academics.