More physical activity improved school performance

Oct. 14, 2014, Medical Xpress

Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 12-year-olds carried out by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg [in Sweden].

Researchers Lina Bunketorp Käll, Michael Nilsson, and Thomas Linden at the Centre for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, tested the hypothesis that increased physical activity stimulates learning and improves school performance. Continue reading

Study: Overweight kids may do worse in math

June 14, 2012, HealthDay

By Serena Gordon

Youngsters who are persistently overweight may not perform as well academically – specifically in math – as their normal-weight peers, new research suggests.

Although the study didn’t find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between being overweight or obese and school performance, Continue reading