The University of Illinois has recently published a study highlighting the positive link between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive health in children aged between 4 and 6. The study adds to the growing body of evidence on the positive effect of physical activity and brain function, however, it is the first time that the relationship between fitness conditions and brain functions is studied in this age group.  
 
The results of the study confirm the outcomes of previous studies which involved adults and preadolescents, some of which was captured and summarised in the recent WHO Europe’s Umbrella review on physical activity and academic achievement.  
 
EuropeActive and its partners have extensive expertise in the promotion of physical activity for children through its past Active Learning for Children in School projects and the ongoing HEPA Project and EUMOVE projects.  
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Apr 8, 2021 By Pauline Joskin