KEEPING FIT FOR BETTER RESULTS
THE SCIENCE BEHIND EXERCISE
How does keeping fit help in studies? It works in tandem really. Being fit allows a student’s brain to process information a lot faster.
What researchers found
‘In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. Resistance training, balance and muscle toning exercises did not have the same results.
The finding comes at a critical time. Researchers say one new case of dementia is detected every four seconds globally. They estimate that by the year 2050, more than 115 million people will have dementia worldwide.’ – Harvard Health Publishing
Exercise, or an active lifestyle, also improves mood and sleep in young people. It reduces stress and anxiety. In fact, it has been proven that regular exercise reduces the chance of a panic attack, which seriously impairs learning and performance in exams.
CPD (Singapore) believes physical education goes beyond schools and that the key is to instil in students a positive mindset in staying healthy and understand this correlation with studies.