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Physical activity may increase brain size

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Studies have shown that exercise and physical activity boosts memory and thinking skills but now researchers have shown that physical activity can increase the size of children’s brains and improve academic performance.https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/children-who-exercise-have-more-brain-power-finds-study
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The study by a team from the University of Granada in Spain found that children who are physically fit have a greater volume of grey matter in the brain’s frontal and temporal regions and the calcarine cortex, all of which are important for executive function (the mental skills that help us get things done), as well as learning, motor skills and visual processing.
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What were some of your favorite physical activities growing up?
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Wow, this is really great. I know that physical activity is really good but not as good as improving academic performance. I'm glad that I don't allow any screen time with my toddler. Will definitely encourage physical activity more now that I know this.
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My favorite activity as a child is hopscotch. Back where I live, we don't have much money to buy a tv so we didn't watch any cartoon. I have lots of neighborhood friends and we played outside a lot. It's good to know that having no TV then somehow had some benefits as well.
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Kids should be encouraged to be active but unfortunately, that's not the case anymore. Most kids now are on their gadgets or tv. I remember when I was a kid, I was always outdoors playing sports or biking with my friends.
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Physical activity gives refreshment to the body and mind get some relaxation
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kids should encouraged to participate in many physiy activities
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I guess physical activity stimulates their brains better. They get to feel the adrenaline rush when they stay active. They also get social interaction from their peers.
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I don't think it affects the size literally. I believe that physical activity keeps the brains alert hence you are able to absorb more information.
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I don't think it affects the size literally. I believe that physical activity keeps the brains alert hence you are able to absorb more information.
I think that sounds more logical.
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When you do physical activities, your body produces more oxygen. It helps in brain development.
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Physical activity helps to keep the brain active
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Haha! If this is true then I should be part of Mensa by now. I run everyday and go the gym after work. I don't feel any smarter.
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I think this is just an excuse to get people outside. Back in my days, the kids who fail all the time are always the ones who play outside so this can't be all true.
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I think this is just an excuse to get people outside. Back in my days, the kids who fail all the time are always the ones who play outside so this can't be all true.
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Haha! If this is true then I should be part of Mensa by now. I run everyday and go the gym after work. I don't feel any smarter.
Haha!! Likewise! I run every morning too!! Maybe this works on kids? The article talks about children.
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