monkey bars smilesChildren who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, whether the exercise comes as recess, physical education classes or getting exercise on the way to school, according to an international study.

The findings, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, come as many U.S. schools are cutting recess and P.E. classes in favor of more academic test preparation.

In one US report, second and third graders who got an extra 90 minutes of physical activity per week did better on testing in spelling, reading and math.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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