Exercise And Nutrition Go Hand

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“Your brain…weighs three pounds and has one hundred miles of blood vessels[,] contains more connections than there are stars in the Milky Way[,] is the fattest organ in the body[,] could be suffering this very minute without your having a clue,” wrote David Perlmutter (pg. 0). Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and you cannot have one without the other. While both exercise and nutrition may be different, they both come together to create and develop a healthy brain. The phrase “use is or lose it” is a concept that can be applied to the fact that the brain is a muscle and like every muscle in the body it must be used daily or it will gradually go away over time. In addition, the well-known saying that “you are what you eat” must be…show more content…
Many studies and research have found that there is indeed a connection between being overweight and poor performance in one’s academics (Meeusen S47-S48). Current research and studies suggest that a child’s brain development and academic performance is affected by their physical conditioning (Meeusen S48). Meaning that the more physically active one is during their childhood, the better they might be at developing their brain and excelling at school. Nutrition also has the ability to affect one’s brain development. There have been many studies done concerning the benefits of breakfast and how skipping the most important meal of the day can have many consequences. Breakfast in essence, is considered the foundation meal for one’s brain, so it can learn, pay attention (especially in work or class), and also remember experiences (Arden 93). A study was done on children aged 8-11 to find out how breakfast influenced their complex mental functions (Meeusen S48). The children were to solve simple math problems after fasting over-night and again after they have skipped or consumed their breakfast (Meeusen S48). The results of the study found that the children who ate their breakfast showed an increase in number of problems they got correct, while the children who continued not to eat breakfast did not (Meeusen S48) To
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