Is higher intelligence a benefit of exercising?

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Are exercise and intelligence connected?

According to a study done at the University of Texas, they are.

“The university pulled out information from more than 1,100 college students about their regular weekly pump and grades. The results revealed that students who got an ‘A’ exercised for at least 30 minutes — 3.52 times a week — whereas people with a C, D or an F grade only exercised for about 2.81 times a week,” (TNN).

Boosted energy, sharpened focus, enhanced mood, memory improvement and productivity enhancement are the intelligence benefits that come with exercising, according to

For the last several months, I have had less time to exercise and it has taken it’s toll.

I feel more tired, not as focused, grumpier, forgetful of certain daily details and I feel less productive.

No, I do not have Alzheimer’s.

There is a connection between intelligence and exercise because I have not been as productive or efficient as I did when I was regularly swimming, running and lifting weights.

Regular 30 minute a day exercise has the ability to increase productivity and intelligence.

The amount of increase in productivity and intelligence and the time it takes for both to improve is unknown; it varies from person to person.

I know that I will make an effort to exercise 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I will start by running for 30 minutes during lunch time.


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