Adolescent girls can improve focus by exercising

Boys and girls can’t control their focus or concentration during adolescence, which is a crucial transitional period from boyhood/girlhood to adulthood. However, they can develop a strong mind and attention span by exercising at this young age.

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The “Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports” has published research in this regard on boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18. Exercise can help people in this age group maintain focus, according to Dominika Pindis of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who conducted the study. Boys and girls can do well in school if they don’t frequently lose focus.

An investigation has been made for this in a school in New South Wales, Australia. The objective was to observe the connection between acquisition and physical activity. In this regard, a number of boys and girls had accelerometers (accelerometers) implanted in their hands or feet to record their physical activity.

The volunteers were then put through a computer-based test that was intended to gauge their ability to concentrate and pay attention. Additionally, comparisons were made between teenagers (15–18) and older groups. While test accuracy and reaction times were comparable between the two groups, adolescent boys and girls outperformed the other groups slightly on tests of concentration and attention. There was concrete evidence that demonstrated how exercise enhances attention.

In the meantime, it was intriguingly discovered that girls, although getting less exercise, have a remarkable capacity for maintaining concentration. They remain focused on their work and don’t get distracted. These findings have led doctors to recommend frequent exercise for boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18.



4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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