Factors influencing the level of education
- The proximity to strategic points, such as large urban centres or junctions for busy destinations; it is well known that isolated countries often do not reach a high level of education, often due to the inconvenience of the time required daily to reach school.
- The average age of the inhabitants, not so much the young age as the presence of the elderly, significantly reduces the level of schooling, often even in areas that are well developed and close to large urban centers.
- The level of economic well-being, cause and consequence of the level of education, determines the presence on the territory of concentrations of inhabitants with the same spending possibilities, giving rise to more well-off and educated neighborhoods and others less well-off and with lower rates of schooling.
But what are the differences after all? To make it clear, we present some numbers in order to understand how much the socio-economic and therefore cultural condition affects the propensity to physical activity.
In terms of educational level, 51.4% of graduates, 36.8% of graduates, 21.2% of those with a secondary school leaving certificate and 7.3% of those with a primary school leaving certificate are involved in sport. It should be noted that in each age group the proportion of those who practice sport continuously rather than sporadically is the same and is around 60%.
The more movement you make, the less spending power you have
What if the opposite were also true? What if practicing physical activity favoured the achievement of a higher level of study and thus a greater awareness? Numerous studies confirm this theory. Exercising not only benefits the body and mind, but also the so-called grey matter. During training in fact increases the flow of blood to the brain and then the more you are trained, the more the flow increases and the better you develop reasoning skills and memory.
Beyond the qualification achieved, when an individual manages to enter into the mindset of making movement the training frequency becomes the same
Sporting and education: two scientific studies
The first study confirms that physical activity is positively correlated to the microstructure of white matter in the brain, scholars explain that children in better shape would have a white matter with different characteristics than those of sedentary: the areas in which it was observed are those that stimulate attention and memory and are essential to connect the different parts of the brain, it is clear therefore a close link between movement and cognitive development in children.
By increasing blood flow to the brain through aerobic movement, they improve cognitive abilities at all ages
Physical activity for socio-economic improvement
If, as has been observed, the propensity to attend is the same regardless of the level of education, at the time when the change in lifestyle is achieved, the possibility of loyalty is the same. The great work must be done by trying to move the levers that restrain those who are to be glued to the sofa, trying to offer a strong motivation to start the change.