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Physical Fitness Linked to Better Mental Health in Young People

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Physical fitness in children and adolescents has been found to have a protective effect against developing depressive symptoms, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study. The research suggests that better performance in cardiovascular activities, strength, and muscular endurance can reduce the risk of mental health conditions. The study compared fitness data from student fitness tests with medical claims and diagnoses. The results showed that improved performance in activities such as 800-meter runs, situps, and standing jumps was associated with a lower risk of mental health disorders.