The effect of exercise on memory
Did you know that recent scientific studies show that kids who are physically active - those that play sports or run around during recess ? learn more in class? That's right, kids who are physically fit are more likely to remember information they learn while in school.
Interestingly, your size has very little to do with your academic achievement - it is really your fitness level that matters. That is, if you can run a mile, you might be better equipped to learn English or Math when compared to your classmate who cannot run a mile.
Today, we are going to apply some exercise science to test the hypothesis that active kids retain information more effectively than those who do not exercise. Even if you are not an athlete, you may be able to benefit from the effect that exercise has on your brain!
We will see whether students who exercise or read books are more likely to perform well in a memory test.
You should exercise caution while performing the physical tasks to avoid injury.