Reviewed by Roy
Benaroch, MD on
August 18, 2015
IMAGE PROVIDED BY:
1) Jupiterimages / Getty
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Walking Can Improve Mood."
The Brookings Institution: "Exercise Increases Productivity."
CDC: "How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?" "Physical Activity Facts."
Family Doctor: "Health Is a State of Mind and Body."
Kids Health: "5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports."
Let's Move: "Get Active."
National Sleep Foundation: "Myths and Facts."
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Kids and Their Bones."
Nixon, G. Archives of Disease in Children, 2009.
Pontifex, M. The Journal of Pediatrics, March 2013.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: "The Role of Family in Promoting Physical Activity."
Smallwood, S. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, November 2012.
Tandon, P. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, August 2012.
University of Maryland Medical Center: News Release, March 1, 2007.
Women's Sports Foundation: "Why Sports Participation for Girls and Women."
This tool does not provide medical advice.
See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
© 2015 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.