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Short bouts of exercise linked with better self-control

New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals short bouts of moderately intense exercise can boost self-control in children, adolescents and young adults.

The research examined 12 studies completed up to April 2012, which detailed the impact of short bouts of physical exercise on self-control in three age groups: six to 12 year olds; 13 to 17 year olds; and 18 to 35 year olds.

The analysis revealed that a moderate positive impact was registered in all age groups.

The authors speculated short bouts of exercise may boost cerebral blood flow to the pre-frontal area of the brain, and stated the effect could be especially important for academic achievement and other aspects of daily life, especially in children and teens.

They said exercise could be a useful treatment for conditions such as attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD) and autism, which are characterised by impaired higher brain functions.

The authors found no correlation between regular exercise and higher brain function in the studies examined, but stated the studies were too few in number and the results were too inconsistent to draw any conclusions.

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New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals short bouts of moderately intense exercise can boost self-control in children, adolescents and young adults.
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If you’re involved in a decision-making capacity in this industry, the IHRSA European Congress is for you - Joe Moore, president & CEO, IHRSA
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Calisthenics: is it just for hardmen, or is it an alternative activity that could appeal to your crossfitters or those in your free weights area? Kath Hudson reports
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How far is the health club industry from completing its evolution from a niche sector to a mass mainstream movement?
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Performance is about how you truly ignite a human being, so they want to eat well, have self-discipline and exercise and can find the motivation by focusing on the outcomes they want
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We’re offering members the convenience of having a workout and a chance to shop in a lively, welcoming environment
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The drive behind everything we do is to help our patients get better. Whether that means climbing Everest, or climbing the stairs
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Physical activity needs to be recognised as a ‘vital sign’ that health professionals ask people about at every medical consultation
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I want to build a social lifestyle brand that combines music and wellness to create something that inspires people. I want to change the way people think of working out, so it’s like going to a club or a concert
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You have to be careful when you implement change, taking the time to explain what you’re doing and why. It doesn’t matter if it’s a change to the team or a new investor coming into the business – it feels personal to people - Eve Sukhnandan
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Aerial is tough initially, but people get addicted because of the results they see and because it makes you completely switch off
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There’s no doubt in my mind that training outdoors is a huge mood booster, and a better mood will always result in a better workout
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Having a service proposition that stands clearly above the benchmark against which the market is judged motivates us much more than just growing our estate and building more clubs
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