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23 September 2010

Teens who play sports are happier

First study to show physical and mental health benefits of sports participation in 12- to 14-year-old adolescents.

First study to show physical and mental health benefits of sports participation in 12- to 14-year-old adolescents. Taking part in sports is good all round for young teens: physically, socially, and mentally, according to a new study1 by Dr Keith Zullig and Rebecca White from West Virginia University in the US.

The 12- to 14-year-old boys and girls were asked to fill in questionnaires assessing their physical activity levels, their overall satisfaction with life and asking them to describe their own health.

 
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