School Sports Improve Teens Mental Health

Canadian researchers tracked the school sport participation and mental health of 853 students from grades 8-12. They found that after 5 years, those who were involved in teams sports at school had less depressive symptoms, lower perceived stress and a more positive self-image. Specific causes aren't clear, but researchers hypothesize it may be related to…

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Early Aerobic Fitness Yields Big Dividends

A study of 743,498 Swedish men examined during conscription at about 18 years old has revealed those with lower aerobic fitness levels were significantly more likely to have a heart attack 30+ years later. The obese participants consistently experienced higher rates compared to their leaner peers regardless of fitness level. PositiveTip: Family activities which lead…

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