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The Health Benefits of Recreational Sport.

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´╗┐Andrew Dare Year 11 Sport and Recreational Recreational Sport Health Benefits Andrew Dare Year 11 ________________ Table of Contents 1.0 2.0 a) b) c) 3.0 3.1 Motivations: 3.2 Interests: 3.3 Common health issues: 4.0 5.0 6.0 Bibliography 1.0 People are encouraged to partake in regular physical activity. It is known that consistent physical activity can improve health and wellbeing and reduces the risk of illness and debility. Physical activity can also help to prevent and stop premature death. 2.0 a) There are many physical benefits to regular activity. It can prevent cardiovascular diseases, prevention and control of diabetes and improvement in posture. Regular activity can also help prevent osteoporosis along with building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints. b) There are also social benefits to regular physical activity. These include the improvement in academic work. Many physically fit students recorded higher achievements dude to greater concentration levels. ...read more.


3.2 Interests: The interests of children who play sports may change as they grow. For example younger children are placed in low contact activities by parents to protect them as they grow. As the child gets older their interests in sport may change causing them to want a change in sport. An example of this is a child starting out playing soccer to develop hand eye co-ordination and basic co-ordination moving to rugby as he may have a higher interest in that sport. 3.3 Common health issues: Common health issues of this age group are diabetes, obesity, and healthy bone structure. Physical activity can help to prevent obesity because it provides consistent exercise for the child allowing them to stay at a healthy weight. Physical activity also helps to prevent and stop diabetes because it gives exercise allowing the child the best chance to avoid diabetes if exercise is done along with having a balanced healthy diet. ...read more.


5.0 These opportunities are readily accessible to all people in the community. The registration at East?s rugby union club costs around $250 dollars. This is not overly expensive for a child to receive playing equipments such as shorts jersey and playing socks. The facilities at Villanova College are open to all students who attend the college. This is somewhat inaccessible because the fees to enter the school may be more than some can afford. There however is the sporting program of the state school in Coorparoo, Coorparoo state high school. This allows all member of the community access to sporting facilities and programs. 6.0 The recreational opportunities for children ages 0 ? 17 in Coorparoo are very good. The community provides a lot of opportunities for the children to participate in physical activities such as rugby or AFL. The only improvement on these programs would be the price to participate in the activity. This is because some families may not have the financial stability to pay the registration cost for their child to participate in sport. ...read more.

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