If teenagers spend in a seated position for more than 4 hours a day, increasing the risk of developing depression before age 18. This is another proof of the importance of physical activity for a growing body.
How was the study?
The study included 4200 adolescents aged 12 to 16, they wore special bracelets that define their daily activity. The results of the researchers from University College London published in
For every additional 60 minutes sitting the severity of depressive symptoms up to 18 years, increased by 10%. And those who preferred most of the day sitting on the sofa or chair the risk of depression was increased by as much as 28.2 percent.
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The findings of scientists
Even light physical activity already significantly reduced this risk. All types of loads were useful, but the more intense the teenagers loaded the body sport, the lower fall the likelihood of depression.
Of course, the superhuman workout can cause severe fatigue and also to increase the risk of depressive disorders.
The rate of teenage depression is constantly increasing due to the decrease of physical activity of children and their fascination with the Internet and social networks. Teen depression is a dangerous phenomenon, unfortunately, is often ignored or is ignored by parents.
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