Could Getting in Shape Make You Smarter?

Gunnar December 12, 2012 1 Comment
Could Getting in Shape Make You Smarter

Could Getting in Shape Make You Smarter
We know working out makes us feel more relaxed, optimistic and simply better, but could exercise make us smarter? A new study from Michigan State published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness links the physical fitness of children to their performance on report cards.

As reported by Health24,

The results showed the fittest children got the highest test scores and the best grades, regardless of gender or whether they’d yet gone through puberty.

The findings suggest schools that cut physical education and recess to focus on core subjects may undermine students’ success on the standardised tests that affect school funding and prestige, said co-author James Pivarnik, who advised Coe on the project.

Incredible, huh? It’s still unclear how the benefits of fitness transfer to performance as adults, but at least you have another reason why getting in shape is a great idea!

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Fitness via Health24


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  1. It depends on your weihgt. If you only have a few pounds to lose, like 10-15, then it’ll take longer to lose that amount than if you have over 20 pounds to lose. With the HCG drops, I’m guessing you could lose 7 pounds easy. More if you’re really strict while on the VLCD. Remember you only eat 500 calories a day, no sugar (nor fake sugars like splenda), 200 grams of meat total, 2 fruits, and 1 bread thing. If you want to lose the weihgt faster, you may want to cut out the bread stick and 1 of the fruits. Honestly, I started these drops 4 days ago (2 days of Phase 1, and now I’m on my second day of Phase 2) and I just got on the scale a few minutes ago and I lost 5 pounds in 1 day! But I have quite a bit of weihgt to lose so that won’t be the results for everyone. If you exercise at least 30 minutes a day also, you could lose even more than 10 pounds a week. Also, I haven’t been hungry on this diet. The drops help soo much! Good luck and have fun in N. Carolina!

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