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Why Girls Need To Play Sports

Women's Sports Foundation

We know that as you uncover inequities, you may want to correct them with the determination of athletes striving for victory. To guide you on your path, we have developed this step-by-step playbook to move you through your gender equity event.

Reasons Girls Should Play Sports

Why play sports? You might say "to get exercise" and you'd be right. To have fun? That's true, too. But there's more. In fact, there are at least 5 more reasons. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, girls who play sports get a lot more than...

Do Sports And Other Physical Activities Build Self-Esteem?

Professor Margaret Talbot, President of the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education, once wrote that sports, dance and other challenging physical activities are distinctively powerful ways of helping young people learn to ‘b...

Should Girls Play Sports?

I've had a change of heart recently about sports. As a die-hard drama geek growing up, I neither played a lot of sports nor cared very much for them. My view was that pretty much all of the main benefits you got from sports were easily replicated ...

10 Life-Altering Reasons Girls Should Play Sports

We’ve often heard that participating in sports could make girls feel stronger and therefore better about themselves. But did you know participating in sports could enhance, even extend a girl’s life? In 2009 the Women’s Sports Foundation released ...

Women At All Ages Can Play Sport

Girls should play sports, plain and simple! Sports have always been a beneficial activity for any kid or teenager. Besides the obvious health benefits, sports provide both physical and mental stability to young athletes. The way in which sports ha...

Sports Benefit Girls In Many Ways

The benefits of sports for girls are well-known. Sports teach girls commitment, respect for others, how to relax, concentrate under stress, set and achieve goals, accept responsibility and failure and be gracious winners.

Should Girls Be Allowed To Play Boy's Sport?

I think that females can't do that kind of thing! First, it's called a boys' team for a reason girls don't have the body for it so how would they be able to do the techniques that actually work towards the goal for winning? Example: FOOTBALL! Try ...

Women's Sports Foundation And Their Benefits

DID YOU KNOW that prior to 1970, if a woman wanted to pursue a professional degree in college, chances were she wouldn't be admitted to a law school or medical school program because she was a woman? There were quotas on the number of women allowe...

Easy Way To Lose Weight While Playing

Dieting is fine if done moderately and under the supervision of a dietician. Remember never to go overboard about anything for weight loss. The first and foremost would be to increase your water intake. Drink loads of water and juice and avoid the...

Top 10 Popular Sports For Girls All Time

Sports are good for the physical health. Most of the health and fitness experts believe that women can maintain their natural health and beauty by playing sports.

The Long-Term Benefits Of Sports For Girls

New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls. First Lady Michelle Obama was reportedly inspired to create the national Let's Move! campaign after a doctor informed her t...

5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports

Sport participation offers girls in particular, benefits beyond the more obvious ones – and yet during adolescence, the majority of girls who play and enjoy sports, will give them up. Let’s encourage and help our girls to stay in the game for the ...

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Why Girls Need To Play Sports

Naga Bala KrishnanNaga Bala Krishnan
Girls and women who play sports have a positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being.