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Exercise Equals Good Grades

Think gym class isn't important? A review of 14 studies involving 12,000 children suggests that physical activity promotes significantly better academic performance.

According to researchers, this may be for a few reasons. Exercise may help kids' brains by increasing blood flow to the brain. Activity may also make kids happier and ready to sit down and learn in the classroom. Or sports may be teaching them the discipline necessary to work hard at academics.

Read more: Active children 'get better grades'

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Posted In: Child Adolescent Mental Health | Learning and Learning Disorders |

Tags: Children | Exercise | Learning | Students | Gym | Recess | Academic Performance | "Physical Activity" |

Posted by Staff on January 03, 2012 at 02:27 PM | Permalink


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