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Should Parents Worry About New Research Linking Kids’ Mental Health and Individual Sports?

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-11-2022 12:00


… [K]ids who played only individual sports, like tennis or gymnastics, tended to face more mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression or troubles with concentration, than peers who played no sports at all. Youngsters who participated exclusively in team sports, on the other hand, were less likely to experience these issues than those who didn’t play any sport.

SOURCE: By Alex Fox, June 1, 2022, Smithsonian Magazine:

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