Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 3, 2014
If having a fat child does not motivate parents to improve their child’s physical conditioning, maybe a new research report that shows the benefits of fitness for language skills will reverse the trend.
In a new study, researchers found that children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers.
These differences correspond with better language skills in the children who are more fit, and occur whether they’re reading straightforward sentences or sentences that contain errors of grammar or syntax.