Fit kids learn better
Who would've thought that physically fit kids retain information better than kids who are out of shape?
Studies show that effectiveness of learning is much higher for fit and active children-- all the more reason for schools to implement better physical education programs.
The Journal of Pediatrics recently published a study of around 12,000 students, analyzing their physical fitness in correspondence with their academic achievement. The results were astoundingly accurate as better fitness provides better academic scores, yet body size had no relevant role.
To be physically active and fit does not necessary mean "skinny, scrawny, nerdy kid." Students who were overweight yet physically active tested higher than lighter, less active children.
In other words, size doesn't mean fit. Regular physical activity, though, contributes to learning capacity and efficiency so much that the effects are significant.
Do you think more attention to physical activity will result in better education?