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Physical activity at school might boost grades, study shows

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  • kelvinjohn Grayslake, IL
    Sept. 25, 2013 1:56 a.m.

    Agree with you and like to say physical activity at school helps kids reducing stress, improve their concentration, memory and behavior. Physical activities helps children in maintaining healthy body weight and better sleep at night also.
    Libertyville Chiropractic

  • superBYUfan American Fork, Utah
    June 3, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    Wow, what a great article. I totally agree and support the findings of this article. People need more physical activity in order to learn more effectively. I think it is interesting to note that of all high school sport teams, the cross country teams have the highest average GPAs. It just makes sense that more circulation to the brain produces better cognitive results.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 3, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    Duh!

    Keeping young children seated seven-eight hours a day is abuse, and a cause for attention deficit. Many adults couldn't do this.

  • srw Riverton, UT
    June 3, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    I really don't understand the graphic. It seems to say that very few students get 60 minutes of exercise 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 days per week. How can that be?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 3, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    There were many times when, as an elementary school teacher, I noticed my students nodding off or losing focus. A quick run around the playground for five minutes brought all of us back to class awake, alert and ready to learn again.

    It's such a basic concept of physiology that it's impossible to understand why supposedly smart people fail to get it.

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    June 3, 2013 6:25 a.m.

    This is from the Department of the Department of Redundancy. This "study" has been done over and over again people. Let's stop talking and let's start doing!