Unformatted text preview: play sports are eight Tmes as likely to be acTve at age 24 than children and teens who don’t. Studies Fnd that in sports, in parTcular, posiTvely a±ect personal development in teens and adolescents such as goal se²ng, self-esteem, and leadership (GAO, 2012). ³emale athletes are less likely to be sexually acTve, use drugs, and su±er from depression than their non- athlete peers (women’s sports foundaTon, 2004). Regular exercise and mental health have found to be directly related in students. Of students who exercised zero to one day, 24.6% of students reported suicidal ideaTon and 10.3% reported a suicide a´empt in the past year compared to the 15% and 6.4% of students who exercised 6-7 days (Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015)....
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- Spring '13
- Psychiatry, Physical exercise, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry