There is a growing body of research that directly links a child’s participation in sports and physical activities to her achievements in academics. There is evidence that physical activity leads to long lasting changes in brain wiring, leading to improvements in memory, concentration span, and numeracy and literacy skills. The alleviation of anxiety and depression through sports is a well-known aspect. Similarly, worldwide research has proven that the practice of Yoga reduces cortisol levels, thereby raising the immunity of the body; it also leads to better cardio and respiratory health, aside from maintaining a balanced metabolism. It would be in the interest of your child’s mental and physical growth if you encourage her to regularly participate in physical activities in school and outside school.