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5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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Meet Ellery PattonA grant from the American Kidney Fund helped Ellery Payton with his health insurance premiums and ultimately inspired him to take action by becoming an advocate. After his first kidney transplant failed, Ellery Payton once again found himself undergoing dialysis treatments. A single father with a young son, Ellery turned to the American Kidney Fund for a grant to help him cover the costs of his health insurance premiums. Receiving that vital assistance inspired Ellery to join the American Kidney Fund’s Advocacy Network—a nationwide group of 1,500 patients and caregivers who work to educate policymakers about the issues that matter to kidney patients.


 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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