2015 - Research

Active Kids Learn Better

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KEY TAKEAWAY:

  • Physical activity is a win-win for students and teachers.

RESULTS:

  • After 20 minutes of walking, children showed more mental activity in a brain scan.
  • After 20 minutes of physical activity, students tested better in reading, spelling, and math and were more likely to read above their grade level.
  • After being in a physically active afterschool program for 9 months, students’ memory tasks improved 16%.
METHODS:
  • This infographic summarizes the research from the research brief “Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance” published in January 2015.
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Authored by: 
Active Living Research