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Sprinting quickens the mind, researchers find

BBC – Staff Writer

“Bursts of intense exercise during the school day improve pupils’ focus and concentration in class, a study says. Sports scientists found the youngsters became mentally quicker and sharper after a series of short sprints and slightly longer periods of walking. The Nottingham Trent University team said that by doing exercise the children were effectively speeding up their minds. The effects on cognitive ability lasted for about an hour. The study, published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports, involved a group of 44 12-year-olds undertaking a series of ten-second sprints, interspersed with 50 seconds of walking.”(more)

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