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The Skinny on Sports

There are a bunch of reasons why I endorse sports participation. There's nothing like a 7am Saturday game to motivate a teenager to stay in on Friday and get a little sleep rather than go out and make bad decisions. The team also becomes a sort of family, providing mutual support and close friendship. And above all, as this article reminds us (with some data to back it up), sports do a body good.

Walking to School, Sports Tied to Teen Weight

Teens who play a couple of team sports and walk or bike to school are less likely to be overweight or obese, says a new study. Researchers found that of more than 1,700 teens, those who played on at least two sports teams per...Read More