Playing sports can boost emotional and cognitive health

07.08.2011                      07.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Playing sports can boost emotional and cognitive health

Tel Aviv University researchers have statistical evidence that participation in sports is good for child’s cognitive, emotional, behavioral well-being.

We all know that exercise is highly beneficial, improving physical health. But now Tel Aviv University researchers have statistical evidence that participation in sports is also good for a child’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral well-being. However, it is much more relevant to boys than girls, who had a much weaker response to sports programming than their male classmates. Statistically, there was little change in the female population, apparently because girls do not often suffer from the same aggression problems as boys….