Monday, December 10, 2012

Fit Kids and Higher Test Scores


Yet again, more research to support that children who are fit perform better in school.  The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness has published research on 312, 6th through 8th grade students, from Michigan.  The researchers gathered data on the students body fat, muscular strength, flexibility and endurance. These fitness scores were then compared to their grades and standardized tests. The results indicated that the children who were the most fit had the highest test scores and grades regardless of gender or whether they had gone through puberty.  

Reference:  Michigan State University. Fit Kids Finish First in the Classroom. Retrieved from the web on 12/7/12 at  http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2012/fit-kids-finish-first-in-the-classroom/

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