A systematic review of earlier studies indicates that physical activity and academic performance of children may be positively linked.

In the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, Amika Singh, Ph.D., of the Vrije Universiteit University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and team reexamined evidence regarding the relationship between physical activity and academic performance, because of concerns that pressure to improve test scores often means more instructional time in the classroom with less time for physical activity.


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