A new report says kids with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other brain-based conditions could have the most to gain from boosting physical activity.
For the first time, ParticipAction’s annual report card on physical activity for children and youth links brain health to regular exercise.
Lead researcher Doctor Mark Tremblay a senior scientist and director of health and active living and obesity research at the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute hopes that fact gets the attention of parents and kids who may be more focused on academics than gym — suggesting more physical activity could even help with school work.
You can read the report card in its entirety by accessing the link below.
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