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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Move it and lose the blues

Exercise and sports -- at least one hour three times a week -- are a natural anti-depressant for teenagers, according to an analysis of data from 21 studies, writes Dennis Thompson on Medical Xpress. The study was published online Jan. 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.

In 2021, nearly one in four young adults said they had recently sought and received mental health treatment, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Physical activity improves mental and physical health, promotes high-quality sleep and builds social skills, researchers conclude.

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