Once again the exercise has passed the test. A new group of researchers adds data on how physical activity helps children get better grades at school. If you have children of school age, this topic will interest you.
Many times, children prefer to play before doing homework and watching television instead of studying, something that often becomes a concern for parents, who do not know what to do to make their children do better in school. .
For all of them, here is an alternative that can be very helpful, and the best thing of all is that it may be very entertaining for the students: exercise. For added to the benefits that physical activity has for the health of all in general, a new study that has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that practicing some intensity activity of moderate to vigorous on a regular basis could improve the academic performance of the students.
To reach these results, researchers from the University of Dundee, Scotland, evaluated the data of almost 5 thousand children participating in the study “Children of the 90s” (which follows the long-term health of about 14 thousand children born in the United Kingdom, between 1991 and 1992). Among other things, they measured the duration and intensity of students’ daily physical activity for a period of three to seven days, when they were eleven years of age, and took into account other factors that could affect school performance, such as the socioeconomic status, birth weight, age of the mother at the time of delivery and smoking during pregnancy.