Regular exercise for high school students can reduce suicide by 23%, a new study finds.
Exercise had a beneficial effect on both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.
The study is the first to show that exercise can help students who are being bullied.
Dr Jeremy Sibold, who led the research, said:
“I was surprised that it was that significant and that positive effects of exercise extended to kids actually trying to harm themselves.
Even if one kid is protected because we got them involved in an after-school activity or in a physical education program it’s worth it.”