Study: Students' fitness affects their test scores

Students who are more physically fit may outperform their unfit peers by as much as 5% on standardized tests in math and language arts, according to a recent study. The report, released by the Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, recommends schools dedicate time to physical education and encourages teachers to integrate fitness into daily activities.

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