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Keeping Children Safe this Spring During Sports

As the weather starts to get warmer and the evenings lighter, spring is a great time to get your kids outdoors and introduce them to new sports. For parents of children with hayfever, allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions however, spring time brings fresh challenges.

Active Kids are Healthy Kids

The health benefits of exercise for children and adults alike are well documented.

Sharon Bassett, Director and coach at A-Star Sports and Sports Xtra, a nationwide children’s sports club had this to say:

Sharon Bassett, A-Star Sports coach

Sharon Bassett, A-Star Sports coach

“Taking part in sport and physical activity brings many benefits. Physical fitness can support children’s growth and development, improve concentration levels, self-esteem and confidence.  It’s a positive thing to do with family and friends, to develop social skills and a strong support network.

“It’s also a fun way to learn how to deal with challenges in a supportive environment and develop skills that are transferable to many other situations in life.”

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