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Supervised fun and exercise both provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity

While exercise alone may improve health and reduce weight in children at risk of obesity, it does not always improve psychosocial health. Overweight children who participated in regular supervised sedentary activities, such as playing board games or painting, showed improvements in depressive symptoms and anger reduction. Combining exercise with sedentary activities could help improve mood and combat obesity.... Read More...
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Exercise is the new primary prescription for those with mental health problems

Adding exercise as a treatment for patients in psychiatric care facilities has positive benefits and is proving to be more effective than medications or psychotherapy alone. Exercise helps reduce mental health disorder symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger and psychomotor agitation. Researchers say exercise also helps to develop a more balanced and integrated sense of self for those with mental health disorders.... Read More...