Sports and Intelligence

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Does coordination training enhance mental processing speed?
Some of the first scientific analyses of an adaptive coordination training (Life-Kinetic) yielded promising results.
For instance, in a study by Matthias Grünke (2011), children with learning difficulties participated in 15 Life-Kinetic sessions (lasting 25min.). In comparison to an active control group the coordination-training group significantly improved their performance in an attention task and a task of fluid intelligence.
But also learning new dance steps might be appropriate to stimulate the grey cells (Kattenstroth et al. 2012.) – even in old age.
At the end of the episode, we will take a look at studies on the effects of aerobic exercise (jogging, walking, Nordic walking, etc.). Are training programs effective in reducing Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline?