Physical Activity, School Performance May Be Linked

January 4, 2012

Science Daily/JAMA and Archives Journals

A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

 

"According to the best-evidence synthesis, we found strong evidence of a significant positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance. The findings of one high-quality intervention study and one high-quality observational study suggest that being more physically active is positively related to improved academic performance in children," the authors comment.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120102180846.htm

 

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