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November 3, 2014

Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement

Encouraging walking and biking to school isn’t just good for the body; it also improves academic performance.  A review of the research looking at the connections between fitness and academic achievement show that adding more physical activity before, during, and after the school day ensures that kids are active, focused and ready to learn.  Recent key studies are highlighted here.

Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
Active Living Research, Research Brief, January 2015