In a recent study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, it was found that obese kids, or those who engage in lesser aerobic exercises, are as smart as their leaner peers. The study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland analysed associations of fitness, motor competence and adiposity with cognition. As per the researchers, the study showed that children with different levels of aerobic fitness or body fat percentage did not differ in cognition.
The study had 371 participants, who were 6-8-years old. As per the findings of the study, boys who engaged in more aerobic exercises at the baseline of the study had poorer cognition during the two-year follow-up, in comparison to those with lower fitness. Apart from this, a small increase in the cognitive skills was observed in boys who had better motor skills. However, "it is important to remember that these results do not necessarily reflect a casual relation between motor skills and cognition," said Eero Haapala, Postdoctoral Researcher from the varsity.
"Boys with poorer motor and cognitive skills caught up with their more skilful peers during the two-year follow-up," Haapala added. Even though the study suggests that motor skills and cognition are associated with one another in boys, it would be too early to claim that motor skills boost cognition.
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