Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yet Again...Move to Improve

The Journal of Pediatrics published research on 1989, 5th, 7th and 9th graders in California. Students with lower aerobic fitness and higher body mass index scored lower on standardized tests in math, reading and language. This held true even after controlling for parent education and other co variates.

More and more research has shown that increased fitness levels improve standardized test scores! Why not try to start an early morning walking club, increase recess time, increase active physical education time or start an extracurricular fitness group after school.

Reference: Christian K. Roberts, PhDabc, Benjamin Freed, BAd, William J. McCarthy, PhD Low Aerobic Fitness and Obesity Are Associated with Lower Standardized Test Scores in Children The Journal of Pediatrics Published online 1/25/10 doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.11.039

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