Exercise is positively related to adolescents' relationships and academics

Tiffany Field, Miguel Diego, Christopher E. Sanders

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Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a questionnaire that gathered information on their exercise habits (ranging from rarely to daily), relationships with parents and peers, depressive tendencies, sports involvement, drug use, and academic performance. Students with a high level of exercise had better relationships with their parents (including greater intimacy and more frequent touching), were less depressed, spent more time involved in sports, used drugs less frequently, and had higher grade point averages than did students with a low level of exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
Issue number141
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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