Physical activity may improve academic achievement in students
Many academic leaders advocate for physical education in schools in order to prevent child obesity. However, a new study by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, shows that exercise can also promote learning in students. In order to come to this conclusion, the researchers asked first- through sixth-graders who had low grades in school to spend 200 minutes per week engaging in physical activity. Previously, these children spent only 40 minutes per week in physical education classes.