Fit Children Perform Better in Learning and Memory Tests

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University, UK, found that fitter pupils of primary school had better response times in visual and reading activities, as well as memory tests, compared to children who were not as fit.Fit Children Perform Better in Learning and Memory Tests

For the study, a team of scientists observed 104 pupils aged between 9 and 11 years during resolving a session of tasks aimed to check the cognitive function. The tasks were suggested to kids right after exercise and 45-minute rest.

Lead author Dr. Simon Cooper, associate professor in exercise, cognition, and health in Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology, comments: “Our work shows the importance of regular opportunities for physical activity in schools, not just for health and wellbeing but also cognition and academic achievement.”

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