- Schools can promote daily physical activity, which has benefits for health and academic success.
- In a cross-sectional study of fifth-grade students, those who walked to school every day had 24 more minutes of daily physical activity on average.
- Students who participate in 20 minutes of recess or more have a lower BMI than those who get less recess time.
- Teens who were active in school were 20% more likely to earn an A in math or English.
- This infographic published by Active Living Research summarizes research findings from several studies of school-related physical activity.