For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.
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March 13, 2014
In the push to get more students taking computer science courses, the proposed bill would allow Florida students to take computer science in lieu of P.E. and still earn a diploma.
February 04, 2014
Kansas elementary and middle school students who met certain physical-fitness benchmarks were considerably more likely to exceed reading and math performance standards.
January 21, 2014
The Chicago school board will consider a proposal Wednesday that would mandate 30 minutes of daily P.E. for elementary schools and an average of 42 minutes a day for high schools.
January 08, 2014
Just one in four teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 2012.
December 04, 2013
One in four K-12 public school parents believe their child's school isn't placing enough emphasis on physical education, a survey finds.
November 19, 2013
Across the world, children are approximately 15 percent worse off in terms of cardiovascular fitness than their parents were back when they were young.
September 12, 2013
When encouraging teenagers to exercise, parents and school staff don't have to only play up the physical benefits.
September 11, 2013
Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.
September 06, 2013
All 111 D.C. public schools have agreed to participate in the Let's Move! Active Schools program.