Young boys who play sports are less likely to develop depression, anxiety, and emotional distress later in childhood, researchers say. Additionally, boys who experience less emotional distress during middle childhood are more likely to be physically active during adolescence.
Gender stereotypes and double standards, where young female athletes are not taken as seriously as or treated differently than their male counterparts, persist, even among parents.
Participating in sports can help to reduce risk factors and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Indoor team athletics based sports were associated with lowering depression and anxiety.
Sports participation is associated with increased hippocampal volume in children. For boys, the change of hippocampal volume was linked to a reduction of depressive symptoms. Findings suggest participating in sporting activities could help to reduce depression in adolescent males.
Researchers report NBA players who are more skilled than their peers early in their careers remain more skilled as they age. Additionally, they have a slower decline in their performance after the peak of their careers.
A new study, which involved a small sample of former professional athletes, found no evidence of early onset dementia.
Researchers investigate why some people believe in superstitions. They reveal that, for many, superstitions can reduce anxiety and create a positive mental attitude.
JHU researchers investigated the mindsets of Olympians. The brain activity of medal contenders reveals who will choke under pressure, and who will keep their cool.
A new study reports football linemen are more likely to have increased blood pressure along with changes to heart size and structure.