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July 19, 2021 Monday 12:22:56 PM IST

Physical Activity Boosts Self Regulation

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A new study done by researchers at University of Cambridge among 4043 children in UK has shown that greater degree of physical activity was linked to greater emotional regulation, but not behavioural regulation at the ages of 7, 11 and 14. For 7 year olds, physical activity positively predicted emotional regulation skills resulting in higher academic achievement throughout early primary school. For 11-year olds, physical activity appeared to positively impact academic achievement via behavioral regulation. After accounting for socioeconomic status, these links were even more pronounced. These findings suggest that early and sustained physical activity is an important element in children’s development and schooling. However, when the researchers accounted for the children’s socioeconomic status, physical activity was linked to lower emotional regulation and had a negligible link with behavioral regulation.

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