Study: Physically fit children get better grades

August 3, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Researchers in Texas looked at more than 1,200 middle school students from five schools.

The results showed that boys and girls with higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness had better math and reading test scores.

Researchers presented the study at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association on Friday.

Researchers hope the study sends a strong warning to policymakers to reconsider the importance of physical education classes.

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