Fitness Linked to Academic Success

A new study finds a link between children's performance on standardized tests in reading and math and their fitness performance on the Fitness gram.

According to an article in the Shreveport Times, The Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning analyzed results of Fitnessgram tests taken by more than 25,000 students in 15 Louisiana school districts in the 2009-10 school year. The tests measure body mass index, body strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance like walking and running. Researchers correlated the results with participating LEAP scores and charted the results based on students' socioeconomic status, race and gender.

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