Growing up in an athletic family, I was lucky enough to gain confidence and knowledge in many sports. However, not everyone gets this opportunity, and the fact that our age group is mostly focused on school or work makes it hard to get up and get moving. Physical activity is so important because it not only improves our physical and mental health, but it gives us life skills and a sense of community.
Physical activity has been a part of my life, in many different forms, for as long as I can remember. I’ve seen how physical activity has impacted people’s lives both positively and negatively when individuals lack access or aren’t in the right mindset. Sometimes, certain people have more disadvantages than others, and physical activity is an area where disadvantages can and should be easily reduced. An active life is a life full of good physical health, strong mental health and a welcoming community.