Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids
Reuters - 11/03/2016
Making sure kids have good muscle fitness might also benefit their school performance, according to a recent U.S. study.
Aerobic fitness has already been linked to better thinking abilities in pre-teen children, but the current study found an independent link between muscle fitness and kids’ performance on memory tests as well as their math and reading skills.
“We’ve seen this relationship for cardiorespiratory fitness many times before,” said senior author Charles H. Hillman of Northeastern University in Boston. “The relationship with strength is novel in children, but based on work with older adults, it was expected.”