We all have been listening to the advice conferred by doctors, our parents, teachers and well wishers when they say that regular exercise is essential for the well being of a person. This statement has got a big boost when a new study carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenstka University hospital revealed that young adults who are fit have a higher IQ and are perfect to study in university. The study’s results have been published in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study was carried on 1.2 million Swedish men who were pursuing military service and were born between 1950 and 1976.
The study clearly showed that good physical fitness is important for better results. Michal Nilsson, Professor of Sahlgrenska Academy and Chief Physician revealed that by remaining fit, it becomes clear that a person has good heart and lung capacity and your brain gets plenty of oxygen. The study throws more light on the fitness and not muscular strength is important. The study further elaborated that it is the environmental factors and not genes which showcases link between fitness and higher IQ.
According to the researcher Maria Aberg, those youngsters in the age group of 15 to 18 years who can improve their physical fitness between the ages of 15 and 18 can also increase their cognitive performance. It could be possible because majority of schools have physical education as a subject and would do well in maths and other theoretical subjects as well. Researchers conveyed that link between physical fitness and mental performance has been carried out on children and old people. But the studies on young adults remained contradictory to date. Researchers further said up to the age of twenty our brain has the ability to change and develop rapidly both cognitively and emotionally.
There are a variety of benefits of exercise – It increases mental focus and you can escape from diseases like Alzheimer’s and senility, it increases self-esteem, one looks better, more confident and self-disciplined. Exercising regularly decrease the risk of heart attack this must be followed by change in your diet. This entire method if followed properly results in lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, thus thin chances of having a heart attack. Work out pertaining to weight-bearing exercise diminishes the chance of osteoporosis. Exercising regularly also results in reduction in the risk of Breast Cancer up to 60%. Other benefits include it reduces depression, decreases everyday stress level, boosts strength and stamina. Exercising after day’s work stimulates your mood and you can have also a sound sleep. Before exercising start after a warm-up which will make your muscles and joints more flexible, spend the initial 5 to 10 minutes pursuing light stretching exercising or brisk walking. The results would start showing up within a week’s time and you can spend your life easily away from stress and strain.
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