NBCRightNow.com - A new study shows that aerobic fitness could boost your child's memory.
Researchers at the University of Illinois studied a group of nine and ten year olds and asked them to memorize a map and report what they saw.
They found children who were most physically fit performed better than those who were not. The active students were also able to recall the information after a long period of time.
"Children from a very young age should be active, not just when their youth and older, but from a very young age. This should be part of who they are," said Dr. Sharon Ahart, a local pediatrician.
While experts agree physical fitness is important early in life, hey say more studies need to be conducted to see how aerobic fitness impacts the brain during learning.