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03 August 2011

Exercise regularly for a healthy mind

Regular workouts not only do a body good, they may improve the mind as well, a new review of the data on the subject finds.

Regular workouts not only do a body good, they may improve the mind as well, a new review of the data on the subject finds.

The study revealed that aerobic exercise during childhood, especially, is essential to the development of cognitive abilities that remain important throughout life. Experts have long known that being sedentary is associated with poorer academic performance, the research team pointed out. In contrast, exercise programmes have been shown to improve people's memory, attention and decision-making abilities.

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