Teens Who don’t Play Sports are More Prone to Mental Health Problems

A recent study published in the journal Plos One, showed that children who participate in team sports have better mental health than those who participate individually or not at all.

There were 11,235 children between the ages of 9 and 13 in the study, and its main purpose was to understand the link between participating in sports and the mental health of children and adolescents in the United States. It concluded that children who did not practice any sport suffered more from anxiety, depression and other problems related to mental health than children who played a team sport.

“The findings complement previous research suggesting that team sport participation may be a vehicle to support child and adolescent mental health.”

Shiv Sudhakar | Fox News

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