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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