The ALR 2015 conference will be held February 22 - 25, 2015 at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego, CA.
The Challenge: Children who are physically active and fit tend to perform better in the classroom, but many schools allow little to no time for students to be active.
Make an impact: Policies that support daily physical education and regular activity breaks during the school day can help increase physical activity, improve academic performance and improve classroom behavior among students.
What the findings are about: This research shows that children who are physically active and fit tend to perform better in the classroom and that daily physical education does not hurt academic performance.
An abbreviated fact sheet is available that highlights the research brief's main findings.
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.