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How Physical Activity Helps Maintain Mental Health


Grades 6-12


Millions of young people face mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and even everyday stress. Regular physical activity can promote the release of natural “feel good” chemicals in the brain, boost energy levels, improve self-esteem, increase a feeling of connection to others, and help ease the stress almost everyone experiences from time to time. This book shows how physical activity helps reduce mental health risks and maintain overall well-being.

“A sensible, clear, evidence-backed overview of how and why to exercise.”
–Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2023

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Established in 2006, ReferencePoint Press is an independent educational publishing house focused on high-quality series nonfiction for grades 6-12 learners and researchers. Their experienced editorial team strives to create clear, accessible, and thoroughly researched books and digital content. More than just a source of raw “information”, each ReferencePoint title serves as a foundation for student assignments and learning by providing relevant background, context, perspective, statistics, and supporting images on current and historical topics. This disciplined editorial focus and mission has built our reputation as a go-to source for libraries and classrooms serving young adults. Our titles consistently receive favorable reviews from authoritative library and education journals and are included in many core collection recommendations.