Here are some insights from different surveys: Every year, there are 2.6 million emergency hospital visits by young athletes in the age group 5 – 24. 20% of stressed teenagers say they get time to exercise only once a week. 50% of students state that they have to deal with 3+ hours of homework every single night.
These are scary statistics indeed! While interscholastic sports are a great tradition, and sports should be a huge de-stresser, stats indicate the opposite! This infographic presents data on how stress impacts teens, and the role of sports in adding/reducing stress.
Stress And School Sports:
Infographic by – Ohio University