Women with fitness on their mind have healthier minds.
Young women who exercised at least 5 days per week performed better on tests of cognitive function than peers who were less active, according to a study by researchers at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The scientists measure brain oxygenation levels; because prior studies has shown that higher blood supply to the brain improves cognitive tasks.
Fifty-two college aged women participated.
All subjects self reported activity levels, took mental skills tests, and were monitored for blood oxygenation levels in the brain.
The research team discovered that the oxygen supply in participants brains differed in the frontal lobe based on the level of exercise.
Frontal lobe functions include planning, decision-making and long-term memory retention. Women who exercised more not only had better blood supply to the brain; they also performed better, particularly on test that measured ability to respond to problems strategically, with self-control, rather than reflexively.
I have a feeling that the same rules apply for men.
A healthier body is also a healthier mind.
The body and mind work together as a single unit.
Numerous studies in psychology have proven that the posture of an individual and their mental state are related.
That’s why reading body language is such an important skill to understand someone.
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