A brain boosting workout
A new report recently featured in the Telegraph shows how physical education boosts the brain.
Researchers from the University of Granada, looked at the effects of physical education on children and found that youngsters who exercised for at least three nights a week had more grey matter in areas of the brain linked to reading and verbal communication (aka talking!)
In every case they found that as fitness levels increased, so did grey matter in several parts of the kids’ brains. And the fitter a youngster got, the greater the change. In another group of children who did no extra exercise, there was no change in the brain.
The authors behind the study called for PE to be taught every day in school, because today’s youngsters have plenty of opportunity to sit around and not many to get moving.
At Trailblazer we know all about the benefits of exercise on the brain because we have seen it and felt it first hand, and we’re doing our bit to get kids involved too. We work with a few local schools including Pudsey Bolton Royd primary school, and the Ruth Gorse Academy, and even welcome kids for free at all of our Bootcamps. There are 14 to choose from, and something every single day of the week. So why not come along, bring your kids along and boost your brains?