Exercise Is Good For The Body

1442 WordsMay 4, 20176 Pages
Everyone knows the obvious physical benefits to daily exercise, but how about mental benefits? Exercise done as a baby could help the brain stay healthy well past age sixty and prevent, and even reverse, some mental diseases. Every parent has read that music and touch can stimulate the mind for proper development, but that development never stops.. Brain development continues throughout our entire lives. Brain activity can actually improve brain activity, just by doing simple exercises. Exercise is good for the body because it make the muscles in or circulatory system stronger so that the body can do more without getting tired. It makes our muscles stronger and more flexible. Bones become stronger with movement, and could actually make…show more content…
As noted above, one randomized study found that kids showed improved mathematics skills after a thirteen-week exercise program and other research indicates similar benefits. (Henry, potato) In an experiment performed by Daniel Ardoy on sixty-seven children. Some were assigned to four sessions each week of high intensity PE. After four months, these kids scored better than other kids on tests of cognitive ability and earned higher grades at school. Adolescents assigned to less intense PE workouts showed no cognitive improvements over kids in the control group. More recently, kids who were assigned a daily schedule with more physical activity breaks outperformed their control-group peers in mathematics and reading. (Henry, potato) Maximizing a child’s growth can come in many different forms: Social and emotional skills can help develop relationships with others, to develop self-awareness and self-confidence, and to understand and cope with feelings. It can development small and large motor skills by Gaining knowledge, learning to reason, and solving problems in daily life. (Ratey, Spark) Infants gain control of the head and body over time, starting with raising the head and eventually walking. Infants bat at dangling objects with hands and feet, and eventually use their hands to grasp objects. Infants put objects in their mouths to learn about the item’s physical properties. Infants eventually use the thumb
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