Coach Giving Team Talk To Male High School Soccer TeamExercise is an important part of overall health, and some studies even show it helps fight depression. You can read more about that research from the Mayo Clinic, here.

While it may seem like the last thing you want to do while feeling depressed, even small things like stretching can help get you moving.

More tips about how to get active can be found here from the American Heart Association.

To learn more about exercise and kids, and the benefits to growing the brain, check out Dr. John Ratey’s website with information on his bestselling book ”Spark.” He has conducted amazing research on the improvements of learning abilities in school children when exercise is incorporated before school as opposed to mid-day.