This morning, the medical journal Pediatrics has published a research article the found substantial evidence supporting that physical activity enhances cognitive performance and brain function. This is found to be true for all types of children, but there is an exponential decrease in symptoms in ADHD diagnosed children.
Improvements for inhibition, working memory and cognitive flexibility were found in the studies brain processing capacity during cognitive functions. Earlier studies have also found that a twelve week exercise program improved math and reading scores in all children but the most dramatic change was in those with signs of ADHD.
The serious threat of today’s society is the physical inactivity that is taking younger generations. The “pandemic” is responsible for around 10 percent of premature deaths. It also causes problems in scholastic performance, and eventual lack of economical and financial status, as those who are obese as teenagers will generally earn less of an income as an adult than those who are not obese.