Great news! Nice to see a study that reflects what we all have known! I Will continue to keep my kids in dance, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and runDisney races. Its a part of the job of being a parent to teach your kids the importance of physical fitness and healthy eating. This is NOT something that they will pick up on their own. It must be taught and reinforced by us as parents setting the example. If we’re not following the same example were are trying to get our kids to follow they WILL catch on and say to themselves ”if they’re not doing it why do I need to?” I’m sure you have even done it yourself in your own life when someone tries to convince you to do something. If they’re not following it themselves are you not less inclined to do it as well yourself? Be the POSITIVE influence in your children’s lives that they need! Trust me I see the ill effects of people’s lifestyle choices later in their lives everyday at work! Have a great day and #KeepSmilin 🙂
There’s plenty of evidence that suggests that children who are more physically active do better in school. But what’s contributing to the boost in brain power?
In a study, published in thejournal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, researchers led by Laura Chaddock-Heyman, a research associate in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, report that children who are more fit have more white matter in their brains than those who aren’t as fit. The areas of the brain where more white matter was observed are important for attention and memory, and are critical for linking different parts of the brain together.
The study is the first to find a connection between exercise and white matter in…
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