Students who are more physically fit may have an easier time learning in "challenging situations," according to a study. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers found that students in better physical condition were better able to remember certain concepts without intermittent testing than were their less-fit peers. As a result, Charles Hillman, who co-authored the study, is pressing for students to spend "at least an hour a day" engaged in vigorous physical activity.

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