The ALR 2017 annual conference will be held February 26 - March 1, 2017 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
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.
UPDATED RESEARCH BRIEF:
A new Research Brief, published in December 2014, updates the evidence on the role of physical activity in academic performance: Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
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