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Kids Run to Escape Stress

Help your child stress less by encouraging frequent exercise. Researchers measured physical activity and levels of the stress hormone cortisol in more than 250 eight-year-olds, then tested the children’s reactions to stress. The most active kids had little to no reaction to the stressors while those who exercised the least had a greater cortisol response to mental stress.
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, April 2013



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