From the time of the ancient Greeks, people have noticed a link between mental and physical abilities. Now modern brain research is shining a light on the idea that yes, physical activity is linked to the intellectual, because it strengthens executive function, the mix of cognitive skills that include concentration, learning, goal setting, impulse control, memory, and accuracy. With physical action, the brain enlarges the hippocampus and improves areas such as memory and spatial navigation.
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