Put the physical in education

October 17, 2014

By Gretchen Reynolds When confronted with an overly active child, many exasperated teachers and parents respond the same way: “Sit still!” It might be more effective, though, to encourage the child to run. Recent research suggests that even small amounts of exercise enable children to improve their focus and academic performance. By now it’s well […]

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Obesity linked to lower grades among teen girls

April 28, 2014

By Linda Poon Childhood obesity has made it to the forefront of public health issues, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Now researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Georgia, and Bristol say that not only does obesity affect a child’s overall health, but it may also lead to poorer school […]

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Exercise ‘boosts academic performance’ of teenagers

November 1, 2013

Intensive exercise improves the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research. The study of about 5,000 children found links between exercise and exam success in English, math, and science. It found an increase in performance for every extra 17 minutes boys exercised, and 12 minutes for girls. The study by the universities of Strathclyde […]

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