Saturday, February 7, 2015

New Research Suggests: If you Want Better Academic Success Focus on Physical Activity

 Study- The Relation of Childhood Physical Activity to Brain Health, Cognition and Scholastic Achievement.



“Evidence has suggested that short bouts of physical activity (i.e., 20 minutes of walking on a treadmill) lead to positive changes in brain function, cognition/attention, and academic performance on achievement tests of math and reading,” says Professor Charles Hillman, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the lead author on the story that appeared on Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.

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