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Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

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Sunday, February 11, 2007


We have finished a day of sports activities. The girls swam in a swim meet this afternoon, qualifying for State Championships and Sectionals. Then, we rushed to make the 2nd half of their soccer game. You might ask why. Well, T and H love sports. It is fun for all of us! And, :
  1. As little as four hours of exercise a week may reduce a teenage girl's risk of breast cancer by up to sixty percent. Breast cancer is a disease that afflicts one out of every eight American women.
  2. Weight-bearing exercises are necessary to establishing bone mass. Forty percent of women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis.
  3. Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self esteem and lower levels of depression.
  4. Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.
  5. High school girls who play sports are less likely to be involved in an unwanted pregnancy; more likely to get better grades in school and more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports
  6. Eighty percent of the female executives at Fortune 500 companies identified themselves as former "tomboys" - having played sports.

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