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Happier Teens

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You want a happier teenager?  Then, get them to spend more time being active outdoors.

A new Australian study says, teens who engage in more moderate-to-vigorous outdoor activity reported better health and social functioning.

That's compared to their peers who spent hours in front of television and computer screens.

The active teens spent an average of 2.5 hours more per day playing sports or doing other high-intensity activity than their least-active counterparts who spent at least three hours doing sedentary activities.

The University of Sydney researchers say, the findings suggest that parents need to limit how much time their children spend using electronic media.