Intense sports training aids ability to cope at uni

Students who practised sport for more than eight hours a week reported lower scores of general stress, academic stress, and emotion-focused coping strategies, as well as higher scores of self-efficacy than their non-sporty peers.

The researchers also looked at pass/fail rates, but found that success in that regard was not correlated to sports practice.

Interestingly, students who regularly practised sport, but less intensely (less than eight hours a week), did not show any benefits over those who rarely practised.

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