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The American Heart Association reports that increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Physical activity helps with
One of the main initiatives of the US National Girl Scout Association is to improve the health, fitness and self-esteem of girls. Look below for information about badges and activities that support these health goals.
Girl Scout Links and Resources:
In the Zone: Living Drug Free. Age-level booklets with facts, stories, and activities to encourage sound decision-making and healthy behaviors.
Strong Bones, Strong Girls. Booklet and video project that encourages girls 9 to 12 to increase calcium consumption and physical activity to build and maintain strong bones.
uniquely ME! The Girl Scout/Unilever Self-Esteem Program. Facts, quizzes, and activities to help girls 8 to 14 foster self-esteem. Topics cover body image, nutrition, and positive thinking.
Girl Scouts Badges/Programs:
American Heart Association (preK-8 grade
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