The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain


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Which of the following is NOT improved by exercise?

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1. Why is increased blood flow to the brain important?

2. The brain is 2-3% of your body mass, but consumes _____ of your calories.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you exercise your body, your brain benefits. Just what those benefits are will be covered in this assessment, including the reasons why exercise improves brain function and what brain functions are improved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask about:

  • When the positive effects of exercise are exhibited in the brain
  • What increased blood flow in the brain could be likened to
  • The percentage of your body's energy and oxygen that is consumed by the brain
  • What the cerebellum does
  • Functions that are in the domain of Executive Functioning

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept about how the brain improves its function with exercise
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much energy and oxygen the brain consumes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the cerebellum

Additional Learning

For more on this subject matter, take a look at the lesson called The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain. With this lesson, you will pick up enough information to:

  • Explain the effects of exercise on the body
  • Identify how exercise affects the cerebellum
  • Describe the types of memory impacted by exercise
  • Define attention and explain how exercise affects attention