Obesity and fitness in childhood are linked to midlife cognition in a 30-year research.
The world's first study of the impact of childhood fitness and obesity on cognition in middle age
found that better performance on physical tests is linked to better cognition later in life
The study followed over 1200 people who were children in 1985 for over 30 years.
Importantly, academic performance and socioeconomic situation in childhood
as well as smoking and alcohol usage in middle age, have no bearing on these findings.
Sport and movement are proven to help youngsters develop muscular strength
cardiorespiratory fitness, and endurance, which leads to improved health outcomes later in life.