Exercise Improves Test Scores in Children

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

Do you want your kids to get better grades? Make sure they are active! A new study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests exercising both the brain and the body can improve academic performance. They found children who participated in physical activity or academic exercises before a test performed better and completed the exams faster. Both children and adults should get an hour of physical activity per day. As parents/caregivers, we should be the example for our children and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Good grades aren’t the only reason to get moving. Providing kids with an opportunity to be physically active gives them an outlet to relieve stress, and can also help them with social skills, problem solving abilities, imagination and conflict resolution.