Watch: Study shows children who take the most time off after a concussion recover the fastest

A new study suggests people who suffer a concussion need more than a break from sports, and also need a mental break in order to recover fully.

Researchers found it took an average of a hundred days for student athletes to get over a concussion if they kept up with all of their school work.

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In contrast, those who cut back on homework and online activity recovered in just 20 to 50 days.

The study concludes that mental rest is just as important as physical rest.

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