Curricular Physical Activity and Academic Performance

This article reviews research about involvement in a regular physical activity program and academic performance with a focus on associated changes of cognitive or psychomotor function.

  • Available data suggest that the rate of academic learning per unit of class time is enhanced in physically active students.
  • Findings also emphasize the importance of developing positive health habits at an early stage in a child’s development.

Shephard, Roy J. “Curricular Physical Activity and Academic Performance.” Pediatric Exercise Science. 9 (1997):113-126.

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