American Academy of Pediatrics

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Keeping young, healthy hearts in the game

Sports participation teaches valuable lessons about teamwork, expands social networks, and boosts the self-esteem of children.

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Sports physicals create opportunities for healthy conversations

The start of school also signals the kick-off for school athletics. According to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), the non-profit that coordinates most of the interscholastic athletics in the state, more than 300,000 youth participate in middle school or high school athletics each year from over 525 schools. In fact, despite our smaller…

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