Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Oscar Bernabe Mateo


Exercising on a daily basis increases grey matter in the hippocampus, which is crucial for memory processing and spatial awareness. These are 2 important traits for learning new things in school and and storing them in our brain. There is a correlation between physical activity and mental health: less physical activity proposes 2x the likelihood of experiencing depression. The amount of physical activity among students has been decreasing for decades as well as depression appearing to 34% more on people worldwide since the year 2000. Exercising helps the brain function better as there is better blood flow through the body and to the brain increasing mood and helps to control stressful situations which can lead to depression.