Albert Cyprys is a graduate of Fairfield University obtaining his Masters in Accounting in 2015, and his degree in 2014 with a major in Accounting and minor in economics. Throughout his time at University Albert maintained an active lifestyle, playing tennis, soccer, and skateboarding amongst other activities, even though the academic workload was significant. He feels that this was a benefit to his studies and it would seem that research over recent years supports this view.
In 2011, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published the results of a traffic-dodging road crossing experiment where they pitted college athletes from a variety of sports against college students who did not participate in sports.
The results suggested that the student athletes managed crossings better than the non-athletes, and that it did not appear to make a difference as to whether their sport demanded excellent timing and tactical thinking. Researchers felt this strongly indicated that physical activity and training does reshape the brain.
It is hoped to study that outcome in more depth in the future, but it appears that the key point confirms that the route Albert Cyprys took during his studies was a wise choice. Participating in sport, running, tennis, swimming, gymnastics or soccer, whatever you choose, may sharpen concentration and focus. In addition, based on this experiment at least, may mean that you can cross a busy intersection more safely!