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In a press release for a new study released in the journal Pediatrics
, reporters quoted CMCH Director Michael Rich, MD, who said that it made sense that children were happier when they were being active and playing outside. The study surveyed more than 2,000 children in order to determine what their leisure activities were, and the researchers found that kids who participated in sports and physical activity had better health and social well-being.
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