WebMD.com: Weight, Exercise May Affect Kids’ Thinking Skills

Children’s weight and physical activity levels may affect their thinking and learning skills, according to a new research from the Medical College of Georgia recently featured on WebMD.com.

Dr. Catherine Davis, clinical health psychologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, found that active, normal-weight kids had less body fat and a lower resting heart rate than overweight, inactive children. However, researchers also found that normal-weight active children did better on tests of mental skills including planning and paying attention than their inactive counterparts.

WebMD.com: Weight, Exercise May Affect Kids’ Thinking Skills

Nov. 2, 2015

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