Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Infographic: Exercise Is Good For the Brain

Texas’ Obesity Awareness Week (TOAW) runs Sept. 9-15. Created by the 80th Texas legislative session, TOAW raises awareness of the health risks associated with obesity and encourages Texans to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Texas currently weighs in as the 10th-fattest state in the nation.

A Harvard Medical School study reveals not only do overweight and obese students struggle with self-esteem, but also they may struggle academically. The study compared sixth-grade students’ level of fitness with their test scores and determined that the fittest students scored 30 percent higher than average students, while the least fit students scored 20 percent lower. The conclusion? Fitter body, fitter brain.

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