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Physical Activity Linked to Smarts, Success in School - featured December 11, 2009

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We all could say "I told you so," but perhaps these studies will convince the parents of our kiddos and those in charge of their education to encourage more exercise and bring back recess and PhysEd. Two studies were released this week linking physical activity to cognitive and school performance.


Girls who spend more time in vigorous physical activity may do better in school, even if they are not particularly fit, study findings hint.

Better cardiovascular health among teenage boys correlates to higher scores on a range of intelligence tests, and more education and income later in life

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