According to a Swedish study, physically active boys tend to be snarter than their couch-potato counterparts.
The investigators say, physical education in schools not only helps students to shift from sedentary lifestyle to active lifestyle, but also helps in reducing risk of disease.
Dr. H. Georg Kuhn and colleagues from the Institute of Medicine at the University of Gothenburg investigated to know if aerobic fitness and muscle strength were associated with brain power and future socioeconomic status.
The results of the investigation showed a strong relation between cardiovascular fitness and smarts but not between muscle strength and intelligence measures.
The results also showed that positive fitness changes can have positive cognitive results in teen boys.