Exercise, along with a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep is a simple way to improve cognitive functioning, psychological wellbeing, and protect against cognitive decline. In this Masterclass, we look at how exercise can improve children’s attention and executive control. We also discuss how important exercise is for healthy aging, how it can have immediate effects on cognitive functioning, and how it’s a proven method for improving psychological wellbeing.
In this lesson, we look at how exercise affects children's brain structure and function, and their cognitive functioning, and how their attention, executive control and brain function can be improved by exercise. We also look at how physical activity may also improve academic performance.
In this lesson, we look at the effects of physical activity on brain and cognition in adulthood. Specifically, we look at how it can protect against cognitive decline and structural decline of the brain with age. We look at how, even in younger adults, exercise leads to increased grey matter volume and enhanced cognitive functioning. We also look at how physical activity may protect against and even relieve depression and anxiety, protect against dementia, and alter gene expression.