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5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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Mikayla is 10 years old and is in the fifth grade at Trinity Christian School. For six years, she has been a Girl Scout and also participates on the cheerleading squad. After ten months of pain and barely able to move, Mikayla was diagnosed with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was 3 years old. 


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Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is the only organization with a singular focus of improving the quality of Parkinsonís care through research, education and outreach. NPF continues to bring help and hope to this generation of the estimated one million individuals in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinsonís disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinsonís. .


 

 

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