You may know firsthand what depression is. Knowing it or not, you probably don’t want your children to have to experience that serious emotional problem for the world. Depression is an emotional problem that can seriously affect people’s quality of life. The good news is that depression can be prevented from infancy in the youngest members of the household.
How can depression of the future of children be avoided? Experts make it clear that there are people who may be more prone than others to have depression throughout their lives, because their genes mark it so … But it will be the circumstances of life, experiences and the environment that form people’s personalities those that really make sure that the depression that was latent within the person wakes up or goes on sleeping forever – without anyone ever knowing that there was a chance of depression.
With all this we want to make it clear from the Childhood Stage that depression can be avoided and that from families, parents have a certain responsibility to achieve it. Although it is true that we will not always be able to separate our children from unpleasant situations, they will have to learn to deal with them, and that is in our hands, within the education we give them. But, in addition to this, what else can be done to avoid depression in the future of children?
The power of endorphins
It’s no secret that exercise releases feel-good endorphins that can act as a mood booster. Children benefit from exercise in many ways and in addition to promoting a healthier life, they can also have a great boost in self-esteem.
A recently published study from Norway finds that physical activity can help boost children’s moods in the long term. The researchers, led by lead author Tonje Zahl at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, investigated nearly 800 children between the ages of 6 and 8 and assessed their physical activity patterns through a wearable device. They found that children who participated in moderate to vigorous exercise were less likely to show symptoms of depression two years later.
The study, called “Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Symptoms of Major Depression in Middle Childhood,” could not be concluded but did note that the effect of exercise on depression was not huge, but that when children were Exercising there is no downside, but it can prevent depressive symptoms in the future.
Is sedentary activity negative?
Sedentary activity does not increase the risk of depression by itself, but reducing sedentary activity (for example, decreasing video game time) may increase the possibility of being physically active, and this in turn, may reduce the risk of depression in the future.