Benefits of an Active Lifestyle Essay

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“ Researchers speculate that sitting for hours on end may change people’s metabolism in ways that promote obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions.” Little do most people know that having a sedentary lifestyle can actually be very negative on there health. On the other hand having an active lifestyle or even just walking 15-20 mins a day (Putnam 4) can be very beneficial to people’s mental and physical health. Having an active lifestyle through high school and after is far more beneficial than having a sedentary lifestyle because competing in high school sports develops good lifelong habits, is a good source of stress relief and keeps the athlete overall healthier. Research shows; “hard work can lead to excellence, …show more content…
They believe that these coaches can help to up their children game to the next level. These coaches help the athlete specialize there time these club sports play all year round and does not give the athlete much off time in between seasons. Parents believe this will give there athlete the best chance of having the best coaching and the ability to play against the best competition in order for them to get seen by college recruiters. (Watkins 155) For those people who can not afford to participate in club sports there is another alternative. Most high schools still offer competitive sports such as football, soccer, and basketball. In most cases though school sponsored sports are receiving less funding but more children partake in these activities (Erickson 179). Another down fall to these sports is that in many cases they add a lot of stress to the athlete due to them having practice’s directly after school and can go until late into the evening. This can make it difficult for students to balance school sports, homework, and family life and thats not even considering that most students also work a part-time job. Even though Balancing all these things may be hard; studies do show that “on average High School athletes make Seventy three dollars per week more than non High School athletes.” (Watkins 24) Another category of sports that can be easily participated in are individual sports. There are many different types individual

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