Researchers link physical exercise in parents to memory boost in children


Studies have affirmed over and over that physical exercise has a lot of benefits for the human body. Some of the benefits are improving your overall health and fitness, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, and having a balanced system.

A newly conducted German study published in the Journal Cell Reports found that active mice are more likely to have offspring that show improved abilities to learn, compared to rodents whose movement are restricted.

The researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease have definitely discovered an advanced merit of regular exercise beyond the individual system, which is transmitted through the father’s sperm to his unborn generation.

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Explaining the processes that bring about the boost in offspring intelligence, the lead author, Professor André Fischer, from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, said: “Presumably, DNA sections, referred to as miRNA212 and miRNA132, modify brain development in a very subtle manner, while improving the connection of neurons”.

It is important to note that physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including increasing growth and development, preventing aging, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and also for pleasure.

Although there are different types of exercises meant for different persons and purposes; it is individual’s responsibility to choose the right types of exercises with their doctor’s recommendations, in order to avoid unnecessary emergencies.

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Other benefits of physical exercise include maintenance of positive self-esteem, improve mental health, maintain steady digestion, treats constipation, regulates fertility health, and augment an individual's sex appeal or body image.

According to the German researchers, such offspring that gain from their parents’ exercise efforts also have better communication between cells in the regions of their brains responsible for taking on new information, known as the hippocampus.

The scientists, who included dancing as a type of exercise to improve cognitive ability said  regular exercise at least twice daily helps to keep the brain stabilize and other parts of the body to be awake all the time when the body get accustomed to it.

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