A recent study reveals that the relationship between cognitive levels and physical activity is not as straightforward as you think.
Generally, people involved in desk-jobs need to be more focused, and therefore they need to be mentally active. They’re trained for problem-solving. Consequently, their cognitive abilities are better developed than those involved in purely manual work or work that requires movement.
Having said this, it does not, however, mean that physical activity is not essential for brain protection. In this study, the group was in manual activity and did not have much cognitive activity, so they did badly on tests of cognitive ability over time.
Read the full story that first appeared in The New Indian Express dated Oct 25, 2020 here: