According to an international study, children who get more exercise also tend to do better in school.
The findings come as schools in the United States, in general, cut physical activity time in favor of more academic test preparation.
Amika Singh, who worked on the study, said, “Maybe it’s an activity break, stand up every half an hour in class and do something,” said Singh, from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.
“It might mean going to school by bike … Any kind of physical activity you can think of. It doesn’t mean only the physical education standard class.”
The findings were published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.