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01/16/2015
As a parent, we’re sure you’re aware of the importance of exercise for your child’s physical health and development. However, physical activity also brings a number of other less immediately obvious cognitive benefits and The Tutoring Center in Lansdale would love to let you know about a few of them.

Not only does exercise keep you fit, healthy and slim, but it also:

Boosts brainpower

Studies on both mice and humans have indicated that regular exercise increases neurogenesis, the production of new brain cells, and is strongly linked to better cognitive function overall. Hard bouts of exercise have also been shown to increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein that is believed to be critical in building new brain cells and forming new neural pathways.

Strengthens memory

Regular exercise stimulates areas in the hippocampus associated with forming new memories, and studies have established a link between regular physical activity and improved memory and learning ability. One study showed that those participants who undertook a sprint workout prior to testing outperformed the control group in a vocabulary retention test.

Improves grades

Numerous studies provide evidence that exercise can improve your child’s grades, showing that groups of children receiving the recommended hour of physical activity a day consistently outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Exercising a short time before taking the standardized test was also linked with a marked boost in score.

Reduces stress and improves mood

Exercise has been shown to encourage production of norepinephrine, a hormone that aids in controlling stress. Clinicians have measured the symptoms of anxiety in groups of people after vigorous exercise and seen a marked decrease as compared to a control group.Exercise also prompts the brain to produce endorphins, chemicals that improve mood, and regular exercise has been shown to be effective in treating many forms of depression.

Improves confidence and self-esteem

If your child feels strong and confident and has a positive perception of themselves, they are more likely to perform better in school as they’ll be more inclined to take part in class discussions, ask questions, and participate in group work, meaning they get more out of their lessons.

Of course, your child also needs a healthy diet in order to stay fit and healthy. Read our guide to superfoods to feed your child for a few suggestions.

If you feel that your child could benefit from a little extra support in any academic area, don’t hesitate to contact The Tutoring Center. Our expert tutors provide tailored support suited to any learning style. Call (215) 855-6744 to organize tutoring in Lansdale today.

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