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Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

October 30, 2013

Getting regular daily exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students' academic performance, according to a new U.K. study. The more intense the exercise, the greater the impact on English, math and science test results, the study authors found. However, they couldn't explain the precise causes behind the connection. "A number of suggestions have been put forward for why there is a link -- such as physical activity increasing time on task in the classroom, or having an impact on self-esteem," said study researcher Josephine Booth, a lecturer at the University of Dundee, in Scotland. To read more, click here

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