Wired PR News.com – Studies have for a long time shown that exercise is often beneficial for kids with weight issues; however, a new study shows it to be useful in helping them deal with their anger as well. As reported by Health Day News, the results of the study conducted on kids ages 7 to 11 were concluded to be applicable for children across various demographic areas including race and socioeconomic background.
Clinical health psychologist and researcher, Catherine Davis, was quoted in the Health Day report as determining “This finding indicates that aerobic exercise may be an effective strategy to help overweight kids reduce anger expression and aggressive behavior.” Davis further noted “…if teachers could see that exercise helps kids control their behavior and get along, they would be the top proponents of physical activity for kids.”
Individuals may obtain more details on the study from the Pediatric Exercise Science November issue.
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