Teen girls who exercise every day exhibit better attention spans - even without drugs like Adderall

February 18, 2023

They found that girls who had exercised less took longer on tests for attentionTeen girls who exercise each day have better attention spans than their peers, a study suggests. More blood flows to the brain during and after exercise - boosting executive functioning, which includes a person's attention span. The researchers used data from a previous trial of high school students in New South Wales, Australia, looking at differences between gender in terms of physical activity and cognition. The device measures changes in acceleration, which researchers used to calculate the intensity of their physical activity. Previous studies found that better attention control is linked to improved academic performance, as well as 'having better finances, having better health and less chances of being convicted of a crime', Ms Pindus said.