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I’m serious. There is enough evidence to demonstrate that youth sports programs promote physical and mental health that medical providers could save the healthcare system billions by simply prescribing “3 hours of tennis (or lacrosse or swimming or soccer) per week”. And for parents, this prescription is safe and comes without harmful side effects.

Think about it. We now know that kids who play sports are eight times more likely to be active as adults. They are more likely to have healthier self-images and less likely to experience emotional distress. On the contrary, kids who do not play sports are 60% more likely to be overweight and are more likely to start drinking and using drugs. In the long term, regular participation in sports prevents diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. It also relieves mental distress and promotes confidence and self-esteem. What pill does all of that? [Read more]