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Physical activity and student performance at school

School fo Medicine, Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093, USA.
Journal of School Health (Impact Factor: 1.66). 09/2005; 75(6):214-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2005.00026.x
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ABSTRACT To review the state of research on the association between physical activity among school-aged children and academic outcomes, the author reviewed published studies on this topic. A table includes brief descriptions of each study's research methodology and outcomes. A review of the research demonstrates that there may be some short-term improvements of physical activity (such as on concentration) but that long-term improvement of academic achievement as a result of more vigorous physical activity is not well substantiated. The relationship between physical activity in children and academic outcomes requires further elucidation.

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