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Sport and recreation helps unite and strengthen communities.
Sport and recreation is not about winning, it's about helping build stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities. The Department advocates and supports projects to strengthen communities through sport and recreation.
that participate in sport and recreation develop strong social bonds,
are safer places and the people who live in them are generally healthier
and happier than places where physical activity isn’t a priority.
Different groups of people within the sport and recreation community have different requirements. Identifying these groups and fostering inclusion allows focused development in specific areas within the industry.
Research proves that if your kid is physically active they do better at school.
Physical activity enhances cognitive function improving memory, behaviour, concentration and academic achievement.
On the other hand inactivity negatively impacts brain health and executive control including:
In other words – if you exercise, your brain is fitter and works better. It’s pretty simple!
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