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Lack of exercise blamed for soaring rates of mental illness among young people

By: Keerthi Mohan

Lack of sufficient exercise has been found to be responsible for soaring rates of mental illness among young people. Therefore, teenagers have been advised to walk or run a mile every day to keep themselves mentally fit. Researchers believe that the Daily Mile scheme, which was pioneered in Scotland six years ago and adopted by more than 3,000 schools, could help children deal with depression. Study author Professor Mark Beauchamp, of British Columbia University, said: “In the Daily Mile children run, jog or walk one mile every day in their school clothes. The Daily Mile does not require specialised equipment…

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