Seek a balance between the benefits of young sports and the risks of COVID-19

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TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (News of American Heart Association) – Children across the country are eager to return to the fun and fitness of team sports. But when tight locking begins to diminish, how should parents, coaches and young athletes balance the benefits of coronavirus exposure?

"I think you can ask 10 to 20 different pediatricians and you'll be able to get 10 to 20 different answers," says Dr. Thuy T. Bui, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist said.

Doctors agree that children and adolescents need exercise, and sport can be a great way to encourage that. Experts also say sports can be revived in ways that limit risk. But they did not suggest that it was time for the children to come out and play football.

"Whatever they do will not be the same as before," said Bui, deputy medical director of the emergency department at the Atlanta Children's Health Center. "And it may never be. We just don't know at this point. But with that, I want them to come back to the mindset of staying active – because we know that activity is a tool. great from a physical health standpoint And for all these kids to be imprisoned for too long, just going out and meeting their friends would be a huge mental stress. "

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, co-director of the Youth Sports Medicine program at Health Care Emory in Atlanta, said that resumption of teen sports can be done "well and responsibly".

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