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Obesity Associated with Lower Academic Achievement in Teenage Girls, Says New Study

It seems like every week new research is released about the far-reaching negative effects of childhood obesity. Now, British researchers have found a correlation between obesity in teen girls and poor performance in the classroom.

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#TeamWSFinSochi Ready to Take On Paralympic Games

Alana Nichols of USA competes in the Women's Sitting Giant Slalom during Day 5 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics at Whistler Creekside on March 16, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games may have ended days ago but the fun and excitement isn’t over just yet. On Friday, March 7, the 2014 Sochi Paralymic Games will kick off followed by nine days of inspiring competition. We are proud to share three #TeamWSFinSochi athletes from the WSF Family who will be competing in the Sochi Paralympics. Read on the learn more.

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Get Girls Active, Part 5: Stick With It! Reinforcing Participation and Interest

Once you have a girl involved with physical activity, it's important to maintain and develop her interests. As most of us know, pre-teens and teens can get easily bored and need some variation and incentive to stay engaged. Plus, it's important that girls develop a lifelong love of being active. Women who are active in sports and recreational activities as girls feel greater confidence in their physical and social selves than those who were sedentary as kids.

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Get Girls Active, Part Four: Buddy Up: The Importance of Teamwork

The most important thing you can do to inspire a girl is to make everything a team effort. A girl is more likely to be active if her parent, guardian or other key adult in her life is active. Let her see you working out, sweating and making physical activity part of your life. Be a real-life hero as she sees you jogging that extra lap, attempting that 3-point shot, striking that yoga pose. There are a number of ways you can emphasize that you are in this together.

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Get Girls Active, Part 3: Keeping It Fun!

The best way to combat fear of being active in girls is to teach them to move in ways that their body and personality-type enjoy. It's important to try to make every encounter that a girl has with activity a positive one. Here are some easy tips on keeping it fun.

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