Fit kids are smarter kids!

By Ricardo Cuevas on November 28, 2017 in child reading blog with No Comments

Fit kids are smarter kids!

Running around on the playground will boost a kid’s performance in the classroom, according to Spanish researchers who believe they’ve uncovered a connection between children’s physical fitness and their school grades.

An investigation led by a University of Granada team suggests a link between a child’s aerobic capacity (their cardiovascular fitness) and motor ability (their speed and agility) and a greater volume of grey matter in brain regions associated with learning and organisation.

“Our work aims at answering questions such as whether the brain of children with better physical fitness is different from that of children with worse physical fitness and if this affects their academic performance,” said study co-author Francisco B. Ortega, from the University of Granada’s faculty of sport sciences, in a statement.

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