Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aerobic Exercise and Higher Intelligence

Researchers followed 1.2 million (yes, million!) Swedish men born between 1950 and 1976 when they were 18 years old. The results indicated that aerobic fitness was associated with higher intelligence and muscle strength was not. In addition, genetics accounted for less than 15 % and the environment for more than 80% indicating that no matter what your background, aerobic exercise can effect intelligence.

Someone remind me why children sit all day long in school...

Reference: Gardner, A. Exercise May Lead to a More Smarter, More Successful You. Retrieved from the web on 12/2/09 from Health Day at

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