There has been a lot of research on the role of exercise in helping learning, and I’ve gathered much of it in The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning.
And, now, there’s one more study to back up the connection — especially for young people.
It came from Dartmouth, and here are their conclusions:
“The implication is that exercising during development, as your brain is growing, is changing the brain in concert with normal developmental changes, resulting in your having more permanent wiring of the brain in support of things like learning and memory,” says Bucci. “It seems important to [exercise] early in life.”