Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Could Keeping Active Improve Mental Ability and Exam Results? – Monday 25th November 2013, 7pm
The ancient Greeks believed that the development of the mind and body were inextricably linked. In our current time, we are suffering from a worldwide pandemic of physical inactivity and obesity with recent figures suggesting that over 20% of five year olds are overweight in Scotland.
The physical benefits of a balanced diet and regular physical activity are commonly reported however more recent work suggests that there are wide ranging psychological benefits from adopting a healthy lifestyle, evident at all ages across the lifespan. This talk discussed contemporary research looking at mental ability and physical activity.