Physical fitness can help prevent young adolescents’ depression

Physical fitness can help prevent young adolescents’ depression

Physically fit sixth-graders – especially girls – are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade.

Even when researchers considered existing symptoms of depression and weight, sixth-grade girls who performed better on a cardiorespiratory fitness test were less likely to feel depressed when they were surveyed again in seventh grade.   Read the rest... “Physical fitness can help prevent young adolescents’ depression”

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