A study involving more than 1,000 school children has found a link between exercise and improved brain power.
- 77% of participating schools noted an improvement in brain function and learning in pupils after exercise
- Exercise improved mood of all children in the study
- Brain speed improved by up to 19% after exercise
- Improved mood led to improved brain speed after exercise – most notable for boys
- Not having breakfast resulted in poor memory
Read the full Super Movers report here
Researchers from Loughborough University looked at the impact of physical activity on behaviour and classroom achievement among primary youngsters from 17 schools across the UK.
All of the children, aged between 10 and 11 years old, were taking part in a joint BBC and Premier League exercise and education programme, called Super Movers.
They found that 77% of the schools that took part in the scheme reported an improvement in brain function and learning in their pupils after exercise.
The mood of the children also improved after physical activity.
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