Children need at least sixty minutes of exercise each day. While organized sports give the benefits of physical health like exercise, they also improve one's psychological and social well-being. Being part of a sports team teaches children how to trust and include others in their lives. Organized sports boost self-esteem and courage, encourage healthy habits, foster the building of strong friendships, teach respect, help develop a strong work ethic, and teach perseverance. Studies have shown that children who get into the habit of eating right and exercising are likely to continue these healthy habits as an adult, making these benefits last a lifetime. The Newbury Joint Recreation Board's programs are open to all residents in the community looking to participate and have fun.