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    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Mental Wellness

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    The Institute of Medicine has described the prevalence of physical inactivity and the associated disease risks as “pandemic.” Additionally, over 46% of children and youth will suffer from mental health diseases and less than 1 in 5 will receive mental health treatment but physical activity can effectively reduce depression, anxiety, and some schizophrenia symptoms. Physical activity is “one of the most important things an individual can do for their health” according to the Centers for Disease Control but less than half of children and youth meet the guidelines for physical activity. Children and youth need supportive interventions to address their physical and emotional needs. Utilizing evidence-based strategies, Mentally Fit provides a unique program that addresses youth’s capacity to tolerate and manage emotions and build social skills all while they are engaging in physical activities and learning physical education. Mentally Fit uses state standards of measurement and results in increased physical activity, improved mood, body-image, and socialization skills.

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    Item Reviewed: Mental Wellness Rating: 5 Reviewed By: MENTALLY FIT
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