The brain activity and thinking ability of inactive and overweight children improves with exercise. The results of a study of 171 x 7 – 11 year old sedentary and overweight children presents educators the proof they need to make sure that regular physical activity is a part of each and every school day.
Cognition measuring tools were used to measure abilities like planning as well as academic skills like reading and math. A subgroup of the children had been given functional magnetic resonance imaging which highlighted decreased or increased areas of brain activity.
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