Thursday, 30 November 2017

Children who are physically active have greater brain power

Children who are fitter have more brain power, according to new research.

A study of eight to 11-year-olds found exercise boosted grey matter in nine different areas.

These were important for cognition, executive function and academic achievement, say scientists.

It is the first time the dramatic effect of physical activity on the structure of the brain has been identified.


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