Allowing Kids to be Sedentary is Asking for Trouble
Neurological Connections Created During Exercise
As a CrossFit Kids Coach – I am always wanting to learn more about neuroscience related to exercise. It’s so influential in how a child learns and grows that not encouraging kids to exercise is just asking for trouble.
Here’s yet another study:
Exercise is a powerful tool for enhancing mental performance and cognitive health.Whether you want to improve your memory, enhance your problem solving abilities, reduce your risk of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, or bend metal and shoot lasers with your mind – exercise has an important role to play in all but two of those activities. In particular, richer exercise regimens – regimens consisting of aerobic and resistance training methods, produce the greatest overall improvements in cognitive performance. Note, however, working out for sixteen hours each day won’t turn you into the next Stephen Hawking. There are diminishing returns, and the favorable cerebral environment promoted by exercise is only as good as the active learning that accompanies it.