Instrumental support from families can help boost teen activity

04/10/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Greater emotional support from families did not raise physical-activity levels among young teens, but support in areas such as providing transportation and athletic equipment led to an increase in moderate to vigorous activity, a study found. Meanwhile, getting emotional support from peers translated into higher activity levels, researchers reported at the annual Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting.

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