|Erin Gibson, 10, worked on homework
during a study at Georgia Prevention Institute
at Georgia Health Sciences University.
According to Dr. Catherine L. Davis, associate professor of pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University, "You have to use your brain to exercise. It is not just that you are using your muscles. Your brain is coordinating your movements. Your brain is issuing the commands to the body to do the exercise. So it may be a direct stimulation of the neurons that are needed to exercise that makes the difference."
For a discussion of this study from Education Week, click here.