Physically active children do better on academic tests

October 8, 2012 No Comments »
Physically active children do better on academic tests

Physical activity could be the key to good grades, a new study finds.

According to Prof. Dick Telford of the Australian National University, schools with physically active children achieve better test results in literacy and numeracy.

‘A school that has, on average, high fitness levels will have, on average, higher literacy and numeracy levels,’ Telford told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. . . . ‘The best teachers of literacy and numeracy happen to be the very same teachers that understand how important it is for a kid to be physically active for their health,’ he said.

Read the CBC News story on the research.

“A school that has … high fitness levels will have … higher literacy and numeracy levels.”

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