It has been proven over and over, kids who are physically active and participate in sports get better grades! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), teens who receive mostly As are almost twice as likely to get the CDC recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity than teens who receive mostly Ds and Fs? Kids who perform better in school are more likely to be physically active on a regular basis. Adding physical activity to the school day can not only keep kids healthy, but also increase attention, behavior and positive attitudes leading to improved academic performance.
However, fewer than 7 out of 10 high school students receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. With the school year quickly approaching, teachers and school administrators around the country are getting classrooms and gymnasiums ready for the new school year. In addition to lesson plans and clean whiteboards, desks and hallways, another item to keep in mind this school year is the importance of physical activity.
Test your knowledge of the relationship between physical activity and academic performance with this quick quiz from the CDC:
What sports will your child do this fall?