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Fitness Health

and Recreation

GETTING TO A HEALTHIER PLACE



Active Children for Lifelong Health


Keeping children physically active in their youth can have a lasting
impact for the rest of their lives. In addition to priming them for the habit
of active living throughout their lives, vigorous physical activity – even
sporadic – can have long-term mental health benefits.


Physical Activity and Scholastic Performance
The benefits of physical activity for youth don't stop at the waistline. A
joint study by the Universities of Strathclyde and Dundee examined over
5,000 children, and discovered links between the amount of physical
activity and the children's performance in English, math and science.
Youth who were active between 12 and 17 minutes improved their
performance by an average of a quarter-grade, leading the researcher to
speculate that children who engage in the recommended full-hour of
daily vigorous physical activity have the potential to improve their
school performance by an entire grade. Unfortunately, the researchers
also discovered that most of the participants failed to even come close to
doing the amount of daily exercise recommended. Nevertheless, the
implications for improving scholastic performance through physical
exercise are clear.

The Lifelong Mental Benefits of Physical Activity


And the benefits of youthful physical activity continue well into middle-
age as well. According to a report in Psychological Medicine, people
who exercised as little as two to three times a month starting at age 11
performed better at the age 50 than their sedentary peers on mental tests,
such as remembering a series of words after five minutes or identifying
letters in a scrambled sample. Those who exercised more frequently
throughout their lives had even better results; men showed one-third less
loss of mental functioning due to age, while women showed one-quarter
less. Dr. Alex Dregan, one of the authors of the paper, theorizes that
physical activity forms a mental reserve of sorts that the brain can rely
on, even in the event of injury such as a stroke. Regardless of the cause,
Dr. Dregan's research provides even more evidence that a lifelong habit
of physical activity is good for the brain as well as the body.




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