Extracurricular activities may do more harm than good: Study

By: IANS | London |
Published: May 15, 2018 10:27:18 pm

In a study of various types of exercise and their risk levels, the researchers found that participation in specific sports showed significant benefits for public health. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Parents take note: Overloading your child with too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good, potentially affecting the children’s development and well-being, a new study suggests.

The study published in the journal “Sport, Education and Society” found that the majority of children — 88 per cent — took part in organised activities four to five days per week with 58 per cent doing more than one in an evening.

Extracurricular involvement was, therefore, found to dominate family life, especially for families with more than one child. Consequently,…

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