This article reviews research about involvement in a regular physical activity program and academic performance with a focus on associated changes of cognitive or psychomotor function.
- Available data suggest that the rate of academic learning per unit of class time is enhanced in physically active students.
- Findings also emphasize the importance of developing positive health habits at an early stage in a child’s development.
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