Mission Statement and Purpose

Ute CrossFit East Draper is an awareness CrossFit gym, committed to providing a safe, encouraging, and positive environment for youth to SHINE. Helping to lift youth through exercise, ONE KID AT A TIME.

Physical activity may be a robust antidote to ward off sadness and suicidal thoughts in bullied adolescents.

In a survey of more than 13,000 youth in the United States, teens who said they exercised 4 to 5 days a week had less sadness, suicidal thoughts, or suicide attempts than those who exercised 1 or fewer days a week.

This protective effect of physical exercise extended to teens who reported that they had been bullied as well, according to Vermont researchers.

The study was published online July 17 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

It became increasingly clear to us that physical activity may represent a safe, cost-effective intervention for the negative psycho-social consequences of bully victimization in school-age children,” Dr Sibold said. “Given the substantial current focus on anti-bullying campaigns, it seemed to us that safe, cheap, and efficacious options are sorely needed to mitigate this growing problem. If we can prevent even one child from depression or self-harm, this is worth it, hands down.”

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