Exercise eases depression and increases performance

Our own Multimedia Editor Miguel Garcia demonstrates how sports improves your move.

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Our own Multimedia Editor Miguel Garcia demonstrates how sports improves your move.

There has been an extensive research that was conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Servicess, recommending children and adolescents ages six to 17 to exercise an hour a day after school.

According to the studies the positive effects of physical activity can increase cognitive brain function. Also the children and adolescents who exercised after school improved on focusing their attention in the classroom. Also they were able to avoid the distractions and as a result they were able to switch between cognitive tasks.

“When I dedicate time and effort in the gym after school and work I’m just on top of my game when it comes to my classes and I plan to keep doing work in the gym to maintain my grades” said Johnathan Sugitan.

“Working out every day puts me at ease when I tackle my homework and it helps my overall energy when I’m in class especially with the semester coming to an end” said Peter Xiang.

Overall the children and adolescents that exercised are not only improving their overall performance in school. But as the children and adolescents continue to exercise they are expanding their life expectancies and, at least for the children, combat childhood obesity. With this also followed by healthier development in their bones and muscles which is crucial especially at their age.

Especially with school adding on stress to both children and adolescents there has to be healthy way to reduce and combat stress. Moreover, when a student who encounters stress on a regular basis there is no doubt it builds up and if left unresolved it can lead to procrastination. Alleviating the stress should be a priority for these students and adolescents for it can transpire the results of the students overall performance.

“That’s great to hear that students that (are) as young as six years old to high school kids that exercise after class and do better when they go to school again the following day” said Xiang.

Working out is no easy task; although, if most students exercise after their class ends there is no doubt it can provide benefits in their favor. Additionally college is costly and demands constant dedication; therefore, handling stress should be primordial to remain relevant in class.

“I wish I can be excused since I get stressed out. But in school I can’t because my professors, and my homework won’t let me off the hook just because I’m under stress. I handle my stress by exercising when I get the chance and I recommend anybody to try it out and see if it helps” said Xiang.