Keeping Girls At Play To Keep Depression Away

August 8, 2014 3:03 AM

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Keeping Girls At Play To Keep Depression Away

According to a recent study, keeping girls around middle-school age in good physical condition may lower their chances of developing symptoms of depression. The link found is not one of high impact, but researchers believe that improved fitness may have a role in a larger overall preventative strategy.

It is unclear the exact reason fitness and depression are related, but researchers believe there are a number of possibilities. Depression is noted to be linked with a higher body mass index, which, especially in the middle school age range, could be due to the lowered self-esteem that often accompa...

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