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Fitness does not only refer to being physically fit, but also refers to a person’s mental state as well. If a student is physically fit, but mentally unwell or troubled, he or she will not be able to function optimally. Mental fitness can only be achieved if your body is functioning well. You can help relax your own mind and eliminate stresses by exercising regularly and eating right. Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. Providing opportunities for students to be active early on puts them on a path to better physical and mental health. It's never too late to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle and the pursuit of academic success, children sometimes need a break from the classroom and an opportunity to release pent-up energy. While academic success is no small feat, students who participate in at least one extracurricular physical activity are proven to reap more benefits than those who do not exercise regularly. Engaging in sports activities each week helps improve students’ focus on school work, as well as help them lead happier, healthier lives. So students should be involved in structured, after-school physical activities

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