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School-based yoga can help children better manage stress and anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their wellbeing and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management. Researchers worked with a public school in New

Yoga for South African school children – in pictures

Yoga4Alex is an initiative offering free yoga classes to schoolchildren living in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, with the goal of giving students the tools to cope with stress and anxiety, and to help them achieve focus in their schoolwork and

Young at heart: why children who exercise become healthier adults

Studies show that physical activity in childhood can psoitively affect the developing brain. Photograph: YakobchukOlena/Getty Images/iStockphoto Last week, Public Health England said 6 million middle-aged adults in England take less than 10 minutes’ brisk exercise a month, risking their health. But when does