(NAPSI)—For many participants, team sports are more than just a game. In fact, a growing body of research supports the idea that physical exercise is associated with decreasing the risk of depression and reducing its symptoms.
Participating in athletics has many benefits, such as building fitness, teamwork and self-confidence. Further, participating in sports or fitness activities with others aligns with two of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) major dimensions of recovery—health and community.
However, athletics can also involve