Teen Exercise May Improve Brain Efficiency

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A new study examining 24 students aged 9 and 10 found that physically fit teens had better developed white matter than less fit teens. White matter connects different brain regions. Researchers monitored white matter connecting attention and memory brain regions and hypothesize that “children with higher fitness levels may have faster neural conduction between brain regions important for cognitive control”.

PositiveTip: Keep your teens physically active so their muscles and brain matter will both develop.