Research links physical activity with improved reading, math performance

06/3/2013 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

The increased focus that No Child Left Behind brought to reading and math has, over the years, caused many school administrators to reduce time spent in physical education and recess. However, a report released last month from the National Institute of Medicine finds that students need at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous exercise and such physical activity could lead to better academic performance in reading and math.

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