Tag Archives: physical education

Exercising at school boosts test scores, study finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more. In other words, exercising at school or while learning might improve kids’ test scores, a new study finds.

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Does increased activity mean higher GPA? The answer may surprise you!

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity among college students may lead them to have grade point averages about .4 higher, on a scale of 4.0, compared with students who do not exercise. That’s a TEN PERCENT improvement! A study … Continue reading

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PE classes unfortunately are NOT a priority, report says

Even as first lady Michelle Obama continues  her “Let’s Move” and the NFL’s “Play 60” campaigns to fight childhood obesity, many American schools still don’t have adequate physical education for their students. That’s according to a new report, by the … Continue reading

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New plan seeks to put PE back in school – Hallelujah!

U.S. schools and childcare programs could be required to include daily exercise as part of the new National Physical Activity Plan released recently. This is, in my opinion, critical to the health of our school children – physically, emotionally, and … Continue reading

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