Subject Blogs, Wellbeing, General School News, Parents Association / 15 October 2020
Healthy Body Health Mind

Healthy Body Health Mind

A Healthy Body, Healthy Mind is our Well Being Theme 2019-2021.

Playing sports is linked to lower levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers - new DCU research explores the link between physical inactivity and mental health issues

Stratford College took part in the Physical Activity and Wellbeing Study (PAWS) by DCU researchers exploring the association between physical activity and mental wellbeing in adolescents.

Previous studies have examined physical activity levels in adolescents in Ireland as well as the prevalence of mental health distress but this is the first study to explore the association between physical activity levels and mental health in the same cohort.

They surveyed over 5,661 adolescents from 79 post-primary schools nationwide between September & October 2019 and had some significant findings.

Ms Linda Finnegan PE and Well Being Co-ordinator

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