Researchers discovered sedentary children have surges of cortisol — a hormone linked to stress — when they are exposed to everyday stressors.
However, the most active children had little or no increase in their cortisol levels in similar situations.
“The findings suggest physical activity plays a role in mental health by buffering children from the effects of daily stressors, such as public speaking,” said the study’s lead author, Silja Martikainen, M.A., of the University of Helsinki, Finland.
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Let’s keep cutting p.e. classes!
They blaze everyday, they give zero fucks about being popular, they dress comfortably and still look bomb, they’re down to just kick it and watch tv all day, they listen to good music, they know where the party is at, you can have a deep conversation with them and share dirty jokes a second later, they know how to enjoy life and share it with the people around them
The entire education system summed up in a three panel comic strip.