Get Moving: The Benefits Of Exercise For Teen Mental Health


Physical activity has significant benefits, like increasing self-esteem and body positivity.

By Jamison Monroe Jr

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ONE OF THE BEST THINGSĀ that parents can do for their kids is help them build an exercise habit. That might mean dance, yoga, hiking or high school athletics. It should be something they really enjoy, so they’re inspired to keep doing it.

Why is exercise so essential for teens? Because physical activity has significant benefits forĀ teen mental health, according to a large body of research. In fact, exercise can even be as effective as antidepressants. And, on the flip side, physical inactivity is associated with the development of…click here to continue reading