The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance
The report indicates that school-based physical activity may help improve students' grades and test scores and positively affect other factors that influence academic achievement. The report also concludes that adding time during the school day for physical activity does not appear to take away from academic performance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Department of Health and Human Services
Health and Nutrition