Study: Exercise may boost children's learning ability, test scores

04/1/2009 | ScienceDaily

Physical education, recess and active extracurriculars may increase students' ability to pay attention to academic lessons, according to research led by a University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor. Twenty 9-year-old children in the study performed better -- especially in reading comprehension -- after a 20-minute exercise session than after a 20-minute rest.

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