An exercise book can help you become a more productive and engaged citizen in your own right, a new study finds.
The research, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, found exercise books helped people with dyslexia to increase their reading comprehension, while other books did the opposite.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University at Buffalo.
It was based on a survey of more than 7,000 adults between the ages of 16 and 70.
People who took part in the study said exercise books gave them an edge in reading, which is the most commonly reported cognitive benefit of exercise.
But the benefits were not uniformly distributed across the board.
For example, while exercise books did boost comprehension in those with dysmorphia, they didn’t help them with those with attention deficit disorder.
And while the books helped those with ADHD improve their skills, they also increased their anxiety.
And some exercise books didn’t do a good job of helping people with depression, even though exercise had been shown to help some people with that illness.
“This research highlights the benefits exercise books have for people with ADHD, dysmorias, and attention deficit disorders, but there is a need for more research to examine the effects of exercise in people with these conditions,” said the study’s lead author, Jennifer K. Toth, a professor in the department of psychology at the Pittsburgh University.