New studies are constantly finding a direct link between physical fitness and academic success.
“In one report from the United States, second and third graders who got an extra 90 minutes of physical activity per week did better on a test of spelling, reading and math, along with gaining less weight over the next three years.
That may be because children are better behaved and can concentrate better when they get enough exercise, or because physical activity improves blood flow to the brain and boosts mood, the researchers wrote.”
‘More exercise improves academic performance.’
By Genevra Pittman (Reuters)
“Research into neural pathways, which lead to "muscle memory", have found it takes as many as 10,000 repetitions for a new sporting technique - such as a tennis serve, a golf swing or a kick for goal to be ingrained.”
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