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Exercise & Giftedness


Tai Chi exercise training enhances executive function and fluid intelligence of healthy older adults: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence. Nov 2021. Key takeaways: Tai Chi training benefits older adults' fluid intelligence and inhibition skills. Executive function and fluid intelligence are two functions believed to be susceptible to aging. Research here suggests that tai chi is beneficial for new trainees in improving their inhibition, which in turn helps with fluid intelligence. 

Physical activity and self-concept in gifted students: A comparison with non-gifted students. October 2021. This study found gifted students had higher academic self-concept and lower self-perceived athletic ability than their non-gifted peers. However, physical activity was correlated with better physical and self-concepts for all students. 

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