High Levels of Physical Activity Associated with Better Academic Performance Among Boys


A Finnish study published in PLOS ONE conducted in collaboration with the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study held at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study at the University of Jyväskylä finds that high levels of physical activity are linked with better reading and arithmetic skills in the first 3 school years among boys.

During the study's investigation, it has been found out that boys with higher levels of physical activity, and especially walking and bicycling to and from school, had better reading skills than less active boys.

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