When children play, they feel better: organized activity participation and health in adolescents

  title={When children play, they feel better: organized activity participation and health in adolescents},
  author={Petr Badura and Andrea Madarasov{\'a} Geckov{\'a} and Dagmar Sigmundov{\'a} and Jitse P van Dijk and Sijmen A Reijneveld},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Participation in organized leisure-time activities (OLTA) has been linked to healthy youth development. This study aimed to assess whether participation in OLTA is associated with both physical and mental health in adolescents, and whether this association differs by pattern of activity participation, age and gender. METHODS The present study was based on data from the 2013/2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in the Czech Republic. This data concerned 10,503… CONTINUE READING
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