Recent studies of adults between 40 and 55 years of age show that 30 minutes of exercise is not only good for below the neck it actually improves the brains cognitive function and in adults tested that workout 30 minutes or more daily have thicker healthier brain tissue and fuller healthier brains than their non-active counterparts. Studies conducted at the University of Illinois found that regular physical activity can benefit the brains supply of white matter. This white matter helps keeps the different regions of grey matter in the cerebrum connected. Which basically means the brain has a greater capacity for memory, attention span and cognitive efficiency.
So a general rule of thumb is anything that is good for the heart is great for the brain!! A healthy diet, and regular aerobic and resistance training is equally important in children and adults!! Basically have fun, eat well, and exercise to stay physically and mentally fit!!
Peter Burke 3/5/15