The results indicated the following:
- percentage of time in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) predicted increased performance in English assessments for both males and females
- at age 16, percentage of time in MVPA predicted increased performance on math scores for males and females
- the percentage of time in MVPA predicted increased performance on science assessments for females at ages 11 and 16.
Reference: Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort J N Booth, S D Leary, C Joinson, A R Ness, P D Tomporowski, J M Boyle, J J Reilly Br J Sports Med bjsports-2013-092334Published Online First: 22 October 2013 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092334