Information for Preteens:
Fitness Has Many Benefits!
Fitness doesn't just mean strong muscles. Being fit has many benefits:
- A healthier heart
- Healthier muscles, bones, and joints
- Less stress
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Reduced depression and anxiety
- Ability to think more clearly
Fitness also helps lower your risk for certain medical problems. Some bad things that being fit can help prevent include:
- Heart attacks
- High blood pressure
- Low back pain
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Derek Chan, college student writer
Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic. PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them.
GirlsHealth.gov, National Women's Health Information Center.
Be a Fit Kid, Kidshealth.org.
Body Mass Index (BMI), Kidshealth.org.
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Last reviewed: August 2013