Cafe Science Dundee - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Could Keeping Active Improve Mental Ability and Exam Results?

Josie Booth (Speaker)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

    Description

    The ancient Greeks believed that the development of the mind and body were inextricably linked. In our current time, we are suffering from a worldwide pandemic of physical inactivity and obesity with recent figures suggesting that over 20% of five year olds are overweight in Scotland.Healthy Body Healthy Mind The physical benefits of a balanced diet and regular physical activity are commonly reported however more recent work suggests that there are wide ranging psychological benefits from adopting a healthy lifestyle, evident at all ages across the lifespan. This talk will discuss contemporary research looking at mental ability and physical activity.
    Period25 Nov 2013
    Event titleCafe Science Dundee - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United Kingdom