Habits such as a healthy diet and exercise in childhood increase brain volume and lower levels of anxiety during adolescence. This was revealed in a new study conducted in the United States and the results of this study were published in the Medical Journal, Journal Physiology.
This is the first study of its kind to show that a healthy diet and exercise have long-term effects on personality. The University of California study looked at how exercising early in life helps reduce anxiety and fear-related attitudes during adolescence.
For this purpose, experiments were performed on ‘Mice’, and when they were fed a Western-style diet, a diet rich in fats and sugars, they not only became obese but also began to prefer foods that were harmful to health during puberty.
For the research, the Rats were divided into 4 groups based on diet, food types, and exercise. Researchers have found that exercising in childhood increases the levels of Hormone Leptin and muscle volume in adolescence.
Earlier, the same research team discovered that high fat and sugar intake in childhood changes the bacteria in the stomach for a lifetime.
Looking at the results of both research reports, the researchers said that healthy habits in childhood also have a positive effect on puberty. He added, “focusing on health from an early age is very important”.