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  2. Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
    2015 - USA

    Long-term studies have demonstrated that increases in physical activity, resulting from greater time spent in physical education, were related to improved academic performance.

  3. Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  4. Athletic participation and sport type correlatation with cognitive performance
    2014 - USA

    Athletes outperform non-athletes on executive functioning (EF) with respect to problem solving and inhibition, with self-paced athletes such as swimmers scoring highest on inhibition, and...

  5. Results from the Kansas Fitness Information Tracking (K-FIT) System : 2011/2012 School Year
    2012 - USA

    This study shows a strong correlation between measures of healthy fitness and improved math and reading academic performance.

  6. The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

  7. Cognitive Performance and Heart Rate Variability: The Influence of Fitness Level
    2013 - Spain

    People who practice sports regularly have a better sustained attention span than those in poor physical health.

  8. Aerobic Fitness More Salient than Weight Status in Predicting Standardized Math and Reading Outcomes
    2013 - USA

    All students benefit academically from being aerobically fit regardless of weight or free/reduced lunch status. Therefore, to improve academic performance, school systems should focus on the...

  9. Exercise Improves Scholastic Performance in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    2012 - USA

    A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically.

  10. Health-related fitness and academic achievement in middle school students
    2012 - USA

    A physically active lifestyle is associated with academic performance among students.

  11. Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools
    2011 - USA

    Low income youth engaged in arts programs are more likely to stay in school, earn higher grades, graduate high school and enroll in college. The benefits of involvement in the arts increase over...

  12. Schools With Fitter Children Achieve Better Literacy and Numeracy Results: Evidence of a School Cult
    2012 - Australia

    An Australian study found a consistent relationship between physical activity and better performance in cognitive tests and contentration.

  13. Physical Activity and Performance at School
    2012 - England

    Participation in physical activity is positively related to academic performance in children. 

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