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How can youth athletics influence my child's health and wellness?There are many benefits of starting kids in sports early. Not only will sports aid in teaching responsibility, teamwork, and commitment, but involvement in youth sports may also help:
Parents and children must acknowledge the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed to prevent injuries on and off the field. The following tips can help ensure that kids don't miss a step when it comes to proper fitness, stretching, training, and rest that the body needs to engage in sporting activities.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.