Physical Fitness May Improve Children’s Academic Performance

Physical fitness may improve children’s academic performance

Overweight and obese youngsters who underwent 90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least three times a week had greater gray matter volume in brain regions involved with executive function and learning, motor and visual processes, researchers in Spain reported in the journal NeuroImage. The findings also showed that higher physical-fitness levels were linked to even greater changes in gray matter volume.

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Deccan Chronicle (India)/Press Trust of India (11/26),  The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (11/24)