Aerobic sport could improve thinking abilities, even in younger people
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Walking, cycling and other types of aerobic exercise may provide a boost in thinking skills in people as young as 20, according to a recent study.

More precisely, exercise improves the cognitive ability known as the executive function, one’s ability to regulate their own behavior and organize to achieve a goal. Interestingly, the beneficial effects of physical activity were more pronounced in older participants.

Although the study had a rather small number of participants (132 people), it points towards a positive effect of exercise on thinking skills, that increases with age. Ideally, the results should be confirmed by larger studies investigating people over a longer period of time.

Read the full story: American Academy of Neurology
Scientific publication: Neurology