Children who sit too much ‘more likely to get depressed’

BBC – Katherine Sellgren

Children who spend lots of time sitting still are more likely to develop depression by the age of 18, a study suggests. Researchers at University College London looked at the activity levels of 4,257 12- to 16-year-olds. Those who did an additional hour of light activity each day, such as walking or chores, had fewer depressive symptoms when they reached adulthood.

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