A New Study Claims That Skateboarding Improves Mental Health
According to The Berrics, a recent study has shown that skateboarding can improve a persons mental health. The study was conducted by University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Eduction located at USC’s Annenber School for Communication and Journalism. The study was funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation and the bird man himself stated “Until now, little attention has been directed toward truly understanding who skateboarders are, what they think or why skateboarding becomes such an integral part of their identity. We at the Tony Hawk Foundation are proud to have sponsored this work in order to highlight these young people.”
The study was based on a survey of 5,000 responses from people ranging from the ages of 13 to 25 and found that skateboarding can have multiple benefits including not only mental health, but career and educational benefits as well. For more information on the study, please click here.