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Why sitting for long periods can affect teens' mental health

from NPR

A new study finds that sitting still is linked to a higher risk of depression among teens, but even an hour of light physical activity every day reduces the risk of depression by 10%. Too much sitting puts people at a higher risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease and obesity. Research backs that up. But a new study also suggests that when teenagers sit around for long periods of time, it can affect their mental health, too. NPR's Rhitu Chatterjee looked into it. more


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