Increased Attention and Less Dementia-Related Death

03/11/2012 07:40

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is reporting that exertion positively effects children`s attention capacity.


A d2 test, which is a letter cancellation test, suggests that attention increases after physical exertion only. The same test indicates that concentration is improved slightly more after a period of cognitive exertion than after physical activity. The test which was conducted by researchers of the University of Rome, Italy, also showed that exposure to either cognitive or physical exertion rather than to both at the same time leads to a higher level of attention and concentration.


Other research results in the Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise present a decrease of dementia-related deaths due to increased physical activity.

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