Physical Fitness May Help Stave Off Depression In Girls

The Dallas Morning News (8/7, Barker) “Health Blog” reported that according to research released Aug. 7 at a psychological conference, “physically fit sixth graders – especially girls – are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade.” The 437-student study revealed that “sixth-grade girls who performed better on a cardio-respiratory fitness test – a kind of shuttle run – were less likely to feel depressed when surveyed again in seventh grade.”

Related Links:

— “UNT study shows — surprise! — physically fit 6th graders = less depressed 7th graders,” Leslie Barker, Dallas Morning News, August 7, 2014.

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