HOT TOPIC: Children Who Are More Physically Fit Perform Better on Cognitive Tasks
Many have long suspected that there is a relationship between physical fitness and cognitive function. We now are seeing the research to support this. Researchers have used neuroelectric and behavioral measures to examine various brain region’s efficiency in a variety of preadolescent children. What they found is that higher fit children have greater task performance on cognitive tests and better attention. So there does appear to be a relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive function in children. More support for PE, recess, and extracurricular sports. Citation at the website.
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