Positive relationship found between physical activity and cognitive function in school age children 4 – 18 years of age. This suggests that physical activity may be related to cognition during the development stages of children. Examinations of findings of Sibley and Etnier (A meta-analysis. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2003;15:243–256) reveal that perceptual skills, intelligent quotient achievement, verbal tests, mathematics tests, memory, developmental level academic readiness and other key components of a child’s development indicate a beneficial relationship of physical activity on all cognitive categories, with the possible exception of memory. Increased levels of aerobic fitness were associated being beneficial to cognitive processes underlying cognitive control during adolescent development. NWFL Fitness’ Lifting Futures programs continues to promote findings as our base to promote the positive relationship between your child’s physical activity levels and their individual levels of cognitive thinking.
Figure showing Topographical amplitude maps for components for each age and fitness from each stimulus.
Does your child’s daily schedule encourage or allow them to perform physical activities? Or is your kid stuck in a desk all day, only able to move from one class to another?
Not only is exercise an incredible tool to fight childhood obesity and poor health, but it also helps our children focus, and it helps them learn and achieve by boosting cognitive performance.
Most children that aren’t involved with school, local or private sports teams are being prevented the opportunity to be active. This not only undermines their health, but it also makes it more difficult for the child to focus in school, keep their weight at a healthy level, and mature cognitive skills during the key stages of their development.
Lifting Futures is NWFL Fitness’ youth development program designed to fight this growing issue among our adolescents. It is our goal to provide safe, fun and active learning environments that allow your child and teen to regularly move! Not just uncontrolled recess, or playing outside, but teaching them beginner Olympic lifts, functional movements and other technical skills that may not only assist the development of their cognitive skills, but also challenge their coordination and give them a sports-like environment that they want to be a part of.
Our humble fitness community is growing and it’s thanks to the ongoing support of our local members! NWFL Fitness will continue to provide our youth development program, Lifting Futures, as well as provide CrossFit to our loyal members and vacation drop-ins. With our growth and expansion will come additional classes, such as HR-Zone, summer youth programs, and much more! We ask that you contact one of our staff members to learn more about our fitness offerings, or to put your teen on our waiting list for our exclusive Lifting Futures program, available during the 2017-18 school year to Emerald Coast Middle, South Walton High, Seaside Middle, Seacoast High and other surrounding middle and high schools in Walton County, Florida!
FYI, our GRAND OPENING is tentative for Thursday evening on June 8th! Spread the word!