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Exercise Builds Teen Self-Esteem

Overweight teens who lack confidence can strengthen their self-esteem at the gym. Researchers randomly assigned obese 12- to 17-year-olds to either bike to music or play a physically active video game. Neither group saw much of a physical change, but as a group, the participants improved mentally. After 10 weeks of exercising for one hour twice a week, the teens had better self-confidence when it came to school, social life, and their body images. The researchers say exercise may help overweight kids deal with bullies and teasing.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, published online Sept. 30, 2012


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