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Kids who get extra physical activity may also get better grades: research

Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from 26 previously published studies with a total of more than 10,000 children between 4 and 13 years old. All of the prior studies measured the impact of a variety of physical activity programs on academic performance. The authors also looked at whether the effect of exercise differed across academic subjects. Although the benefit of…