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Study: UW athletes in better mental shape than classmates


December 28, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new study finds University of Wisconsin-Madison Division 1 athletes are in better mental shape than their classmates.

UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health had 842 athletes and 1,322 undergraduates complete a survey of their physical and mental health in 2016. The athletes' mental health scores were substantially higher than any of the four levels of physical activity the undergraduates self-selected, including club athletics, intramural sports, regular exercisers and physically inactive.

Traci Snedden, a nursing professor who led the study, says Divisio...

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