Most people agree that doing schoolwork, puzzles, math and reading help kids get smarter. But did you know that a good workout can also help you learn more easily?
Scientists say that physical exercise gets more blood flowing through a person’s brain, and helps them think better.
It also causes the brain to release a protein (called brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which makes new brain cells grow.
Researchers say kids who are active and fit perform better on memory tests. It affects certain areas of the brain, like the hippocampus and the basal ganglia.
Children who aren’t as active are more likely to become easily distracted.