Athletic engagement supports physical growth via promotion of healthy bone, joint, and muscle tissue synthesis and stability. Athletics are also linked to reducing physiological detriments associated with sedentary lives, such as high blood pressure and obesity. Furthermore, a correlation has been found between regular exercise and mental health among students in general as they move into the teenage years.
The stigma around therapy has been broken in many households for the first time. Unfortunately, the influx of teens benefitting from mental health services exposed weaknesses in the US health system.
Finding creative ways to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19 can help alleviate some of the stresses that teens are currently experiencing. Incorporating stress management skills and engaging in interactive activities outlined in this article may help.