People who exercise regularly are more likely to have intelligent offspring

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 11, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Updated Apr 11, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Offspring of people who are physically active may have better learning abilities as compared to children of people with restricted movement.
Exercise can alter the DNA in the father’s sperm and this boosts intelligence in the child (Photo: AFP)
 Exercise can alter the DNA in the father’s sperm and this boosts intelligence in the child (Photo: AFP)

Regular exercise plays a crucial role in maintaining physical fitness and also boosting confidence. But while it has immediate effects on a person’s well being, physical activity also plays a role in how future generations develop.

New research has led to the discovery that parents who exercise, are more likely to have children with higher intelligence. Offspring of people who are physically active may have better learning abilities as compared to children of people with restricted movement.

 

Such children have enhanced communication between cells in different regions of the brain to facilitate flow of information. Exercise can alter the DNA in the father’s sperm and this boosts intelligence in the child.

Physical activity has been known to increase memory, productivity and decision-making abilities of an individual by improving oxygen levels of the brain.





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