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Adolescents sedentary, at 18 years of age are the most depressed
THE SEDENTARIETA' hurts not only the body but also the mind. And even among the young: do not engage in physical activity increases the risk of having depressive symptoms among adolescents. It has shown in a study conducted by the University College London who has observed the behavior and mood of more than 4,200 adolescents. Most were inactive and the higher is the risk on the basis of low mood, and other events related to depression, such as poor concentration and attention, 18 years old. The results are published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
to Measure the physical activity being sedentary hurts and increases the risk of various diseases (and mortality) is now well known. What we didn't know is where and how strong the impact of the mood not only by adults, but also when it is small. For could esteem him, the scientists involved in a study of more than 4,200 children by linking physical activity practiced and the likelihood of developing depressive symptoms. In particular, they have linked the amount of movement normally performed during the day for a few days at the ages of 12, 14 and 16 years, placing it in relation with the low mood and once you have reached the age of majority.
The researchers considered actions and pastimes such as walking even at a slow pace, play the piano or paint between the physical activity intensity light. While cycling or running are among the most demanding, with intensity from moderate to strong. To evaluate the daily quantity of motion performed by the participants have used accelerometers, which detect the presence and the intensity of the movement.
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