Thursday, April 26, 2012
Does Exercise Make You More Intelligent?
Forbes reports on a series of recent studies suggesting that regular exercise may keep us mentally sharp. For instance, they write that, a Canadian research study found that, "A six-month stint of strength training slowed dementia in 70- something women." Apparently, the cognitive benefits extend to young people as well. Forbes reports about a University of Illinois study which concluded that, "Children exhibit sharper thinking and quicker learning when they’re fit and exercise regularly compared with those who aren’t and don’t. Kids who were fit and exercised regularly scored higher on numerous cognitive tests and were also better at multi-tasking and memory recall." Let's all go hit the gym!