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Study finds fathers who exercise have smarter babies

Do you have high hopes of parenting the next Albert Einstein? Then cancel the baby French lessons and send your husband on a jog around the block instead.

One study finds the fitter the father, the more likely their child’s brains will be able to retain information and have sharper thinking. A.k.a. have a higher IQ.

Study finds fathers who exercise have smarter babies

Researchers found exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals. Source: Unsplash

Active dads have kids with higher IQs

Researchers found that exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals, and these changes and thinking skills can be passed down to their offspring.

We already know there are heaps of benefits that come with exercising, including making us feel healthier and happier.

Physical activity also strengthens the connections in our brains between neutrons in the part of the brain that is involved with memory and learning, creating sharper thinking.

Study finds fathers who exercise have smarter babies

Physical activity also strengthens the connections in our brains. Source: Pexels

Scientists at the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Gottingen studied male mice.

One group were moved to cages with running wheels when they reached adulthood and the other not.

After ten weeks, scientists found the mice in the houses with wheels and other toys had developed stronger neuronal connections.

Study finds fathers who exercise have smarter babies

Researchers found that exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals. Source: Pixabay

Interestingly, their offspring were born with brains that also showed stronger neuronal connections.

After a series of tests, scientists found that these offspring learned faster than the other group that had fathers who had been inactive.

Fascinating facts.

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Editor with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. When Jennifer isn't trawling the internet for the latest celebrity gossip she is running around after her son Kian.

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