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August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness, Lower Depression Rates Linked for Middle School Girls

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.

November 19, 2013

'Substantial' Declines Found in Children's Cardiovascular Fitness Worldwide

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 11, 2013

Aerobic Fitness Can Boost Students' Memory, Learning, Study Finds

Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.

March 14, 2013

Before-School Physical Activity Can Boost Achievement, Expert Says

Letting students play outside for 20 minutes before school can help boost their academic performance, health, and confidence.

March 12, 2013

School Design Can Influence Students' Health, Eating Habits

School gardens, open-plan kitchens, and indoor-outdoor eating spaces can nurture good eating habits and encourage students to get more physical activity.

December 07, 2012

In-Shape Students Outscore Heavy Peers Academically, Study Finds

Middle schoolers in prime physical shape outperform their overweight peers on tests and grades, new research says.

December 07, 2012

In-Shape Students Outscore Obese Peers Academically, Study Finds

Middle schoolers in prime physical shape outperform their overweight peers on tests and grades, new research says.

November 08, 2012

Many Parents Say Children's Free Time Is Best Spent With Sports

Forty-six percent of parents think their children's free time is best spent through sports activities, according to a recent survey.

May 01, 2012

National Physical Education and Sport Week Off and Running

Students across the U.S. will be getting away from their desks for a few minutes this week in honor of National Physical Education and Sport Week, an initiative of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

May 01, 2012

President's Fitness Council Launches Video-Game Health Challenge

A new federal initiative aims to promote the health benefits that certain video games can provide.

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