Compelling research suggests that aerobic types of exercise benefit brain growth and cognition. Gretchen Reynolds writing for The New York Times Well Blog, cites several interesting research projects supporting aerobic conditioning for students, even the elderly, to gain and maintain improved brain function.
Research and comments by researchers Charles Hillman, Arthur Kramer, C.J. Jen, and Henriette van Praag are mentioned.
Insist on daily Physical Education if your local schools and nursing homes don’t offer it!