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Studies show that more rigorous physical education classes may improve a child’s academic performance

Improving physical education classes can be the key to children’s academic success.

Spanish researchers surveyed data on children and teens in 11 countries, including the United States. In their study, the team of researchers compared the quantity and quality of physical education lessons in terms of academic achievement.

The data compiled showed that simply increasing the number or length of or standard regimental physical education had little effect on the child’s academic achievement. However, using the same data, we found that lessons with added high-intensity activities such as dance and martial arts had a strong impact on academic achievement. These results were more pronounced among young children.

According to researchers, it may be because high-intensity sports are considered “cognitively challenging.”

So what was the conclusion of the study? The school shouldn’t just add PE lessons to the campus. Rather, more focus should be placed on improving the overall quality of the lessons.

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Studies show that more rigorous physical education classes may improve a child’s academic performance

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