Good PE scores link to better grades


Being fit and physically active isn’t just good for the body, it can also be good for the mind.

New research done with Kansas students is showing a correlation between physical fitness and better grades.

The research was part of the “Healthy Schools” project.

It tracked 13,000 elementary and middle school students in the 2011-2012 school year.

It found a link between physical fitness and higher math and reading scores, something schools say is a major benefit to students for life.

The study shows that students who met every fitness standard saw gains of more than 73 percent above the standard for reading and 70 percent above the standard for math. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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