If the brains of 70-year olds can be rejuvenated…how important is it for 7 year-olds…and their siblings? (Or anybody else?)
A research study led by neuroscientist Arthur Kramer at the University of Illinois in sedentary people ranging from 60-79 showed that after six months those with improved fitness had an increase in brain volume in the frontal and temporal lobes.
The major implication: Exercise not only keeps the brain from rotting, but it also reverses the cell deterioration associated with aging.
From the site: Sparking Life
The Center for Cognitive & Brain Health at Northeastern University is another source for current research on this important understanding of brain health and fitness. This study from January 2015 highlights obesity and overweight issues that still plague children.