7.20.2009

Fit Kids Get Better Grades

Students who get regular activity don't just beat their classmates in P.E. class, they also beat them in test-taking.

According to a recent study out of New York City public schools, students who scored in the top 5 percent of a fitness assessment outscored the bottom 5 percent by an average of 36 percentile points on standardized academic tests. In NYC, 21 percent of kindergarten through eigth-grade students are obese and another 18 percent are overweight.

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