Physiotherapists and pediatricians agree in affirming that sports practice brings great benefits in the training of people. Some sports are better than others for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Even so, there is no list of forced sports or prohibited sports, European pediatricians specialized in sports medicine, state that “the recommendations of physical activity in pediatrics are based on performing exercise 3 times a week, with a minimum intensity of 60 minutes a day.”
The choice of activity must be adapted to the age, physical condition, personal preferences and socioeconomic situation. Studies state that “the participation in organized sports must be based on the desire of the child (not the parents) being advisable always after six years.”
Here is a list of the five most recommended sports:
These activities stimulate physical, social and psychological skills very beneficial for the psychomotor development of the child: they improve coordination and resistance, prevent obesity, increase self-esteem and help to work in groups. One of the keys to the success of children’s sport is the fun and well-being that it brings.
At The Salvation Army Memphis, we foster a culture of sports and physical recreation on daily basis, as well as during our summers camps. Please consider supporting these type of activities. $7 will give a child assisted homework, a meal and a safe place to sleep tonight.
In the USA 82 cents of every donated dollar goes straight back to the community in services and programs. In fact, over the years we have optimized our processes so much, that we can convert $1 into what it would be $4 dollars worth of services… yep, that’s a fact 🙂