Gym class could benefit female students

February 29, 2008 10:56:16 AM PST
Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control found girls who took gym class performed better in classes like math and science than those who did not take gym.

Gym had no effect on boys' academic performance.

Researchers say the study shows gym class does little to distract students and does more good than harm.

The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health.