Why Youth Sports Help Kids In Life

Do you remember playing sports as a kid?

Even if you didn’t play for a school team, you probably played hopscotch or kickball, rode your bike, shot some hoops, swam in a lake, and the list could go on and on.

Kids used to be more active. Unfortunately, now it is estimated that 33% of kids born in the year 2000 or later will suffer with an obesity-related health problem like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, osteoarthritis, or even cancer.

It is recommended that kids ages 6-17 years old participate in 60 minutes of play every day. Unfortunately, up to 43% of kids today do not meet this recommendation.

Why Are Youth Sports So Important?

Kids who participate in high school sports are:

  • More likely to remain physically active and 1/10 less likely to experience obesity
  • Less likely to smoke, use drugs, and carry weapons
  • Tend to develop better peer-to-peer relationships, experience higher self-esteem, demonstrate better attachment to adults, enjoy a closer sense of family, and...
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It’s Back to School and All Those Germs Will Be Coming Home!

If that makes you want to crawl under the covers, then you need some tips to defend yourself and your family from all the muck and yuck that might enter your doors.

  1. Wash your hands. Seriously, the best line of defense is keeping your hands clean. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and lather the soap in between your fingers. To remind the little ones in your life, sing the “ABC” song or “Mary Had a Little Lamb” to make a game out of handwashing. For extra protection, use dōTERRA’s On Guard Foaming Hand Wash – a NATURAL alternative to other soaps that can dry out your hands with a bunch of chemicals or rubbing alcohol.
  2. Drink plenty of water. Drinking water keeps you hydrated and good hydration leads to healthy skin. If your skin is dry and cracking, then germs can have multiple ways to infect your body. If you want to avoid the harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin, try NATURAL plant-based lotions like dōTERRA Hand & Body Lotion or...
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