Do athletes make better students?
Chasing deadlines and running late to lectures are the most strenuous forms of exercise many students engage in. Even the thought of balancing a sporting career with a degree is enough to make some of us sweat.
Why team sports really do improve grades: Link between self-esteem and better performance in the classroom
Team sport is the only extracurricular activity to make a significant difference to students’ academic grades, new research has revealed. Teenagers who belong to sports clubs - as opposed to activities such as drama or debating - are also more likely to complete their education and enter higher education. The findings come after a recent survey revealed that physical education in schools has been reduced despite a surge in enthusiasm for sport after the London Olympics.
How Does Physical Activity Affect Academic Performance?
Phospholipid bilayers? Pythagorean Theorem? The Lusitania? Kennedy Who? And so it goes. Students in every grade level at schools across the country are struggling in class. It’s not because they’re underachievers, or they’re not smart, or they don’t care. It’s because we’re working against them. The longer children and teens are forced to sit and grow roots in their chairs, the harder it will be for them to bloom.
Improving academic performance with physical fitness
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study, researchers studied the independent and combined influence of components of physical fitness on academic performance.
Study: Physically Active Kids Perform Better Academically
For children, it’s important to begin a regular routine of healthy exercise as early as possible to help them perform at their best. However, such activity is a means of improving more than just the body through building muscle strength and endurance. In fact, many studies are now showing that children who are physically active also perform better in the classroom.