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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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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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Get Girls Active, Part Two: Changing Attitudes about Physical Fitness

From an early age, girls are programmed to shy away from sports and activity for many reasons– little confidence in their abilities, not identifying as an athlete, fear of teasing and more. In order to guide our girls to the healthiest, happiest life possible, we need turn those negatives attitudes about physical activity around. What are some of the barriers and what can you do about them? Part Two of our Get Girls Active series breaks it down.

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Get Girls Active, Part One: What Does It Mean to be Physically Active?

Much of our research indicates that lack of physical activity is directly related to increased pregnancy, delinquency, obesity, truancy and increased risk taking (use of drugs and alcohol) among girls. Research suggests that physical activity is an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression among girls. Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives. But what happens when a girl is resistant to getting active? Our new blog series provides you with crucial information and tips to get girls active and help guide them to a healthier, happier life.

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