After-School Exercise Programs May Enhance Cognition in Prepubescent Children

September 29, 2014 6:31 PM

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Children who participate in an after-school exercise program may have better cognitive function than their peers, according to a recent study.

New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that prepubescent children who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cogn...

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