Children not only need to study hard to have good grades in school. What is also important is needed and is now widely forgotten, namely sports. With exercise, in addition to keeping the body healthy, do not get sick, it can also improve learning achievement.
This research was conducted on 500 children aged 7 to 11 who attend school in Illinois, USA. They were given a series of sports such as sprinting, push-ups, sit-ups and other. Moderate to test ideas, given a series of images and they have to choose the image that they had never seen before by pressing the button on the front of them.
As a result, children who have the highest score in sports, especially in the sprint, also have a tendency to have the highest score in the test of thought and speed of pressing the wrong button for the image.
Of tests on brain activity is also shown that children who have the condition of the body most likely to have the ability to fit in better focus. So do not be surprised if they will have better performance in school.
The results of this research at the annual meeting association psikofisiologikal researcher in Santa Fe, Mexico.