2012 - Research

The Role of Schools in Promoting Physical Activity

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KEY TAKEAWAY:

  • Schools can promote daily physical activity, which has benefits for health and academic success.

RESULTS:

  • In a cross-sectional study of fifth-grade students, those who walked to school every day had 24 more minutes of daily physical activity on average.
  • Students who participate in 20 minutes of recess or more have a lower BMI than those who get less recess time.
  • Teens who were active in school were 20% more likely to earn an A in math or English.

METHODS:

  • This infographic published by Active Living Research summarizes research findings from several studies of school-related physical activity.
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Active Living Research