Pros of High School Sports

By: Corey Renninger

High School Sports Benefits

Thousands of high school students participate in sports each year. Attending a sport provides physical fitness, in turn keeping teens healthy and active.
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Playing sports can prevent stress, pressure, chronic diseases including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, and can also prevent juvenile arrests, teen pregnancies, and school dropout.

High School Sports Growth

You don't want to be the one person who is left behind in the crowd, so join a high school sport, an activity people all around the world participate in. In recent years, high school athletics programs across the U.S. have enjoyed steadily growing popularity.
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A 2007 survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) found that a record-high 7.3 million students participated in various sports during the 2006-07 school year.