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February 04, 2014

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds

Kansas elementary and middle school students who met certain physical-fitness benchmarks were considerably more likely to exceed reading and math performance standards.

August 30, 2013

CDC Reveals Positive Physical Education Trends Over Past Decade

More states and districts are paying closer attention to students' physical fitness since 2000, the CDC finds.

July 24, 2013

E-Games May Not Sway Youths' Habitual Physical Activity

Despite e-games' potential for curbing childhood obesity, a new study finds they may not influence long-term physical activity.

May 24, 2013

Institute of Medicine: Students Need 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 23, 2013

Institute of Medicine Suggests 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 16, 2013

School Separates Students Based on Fitness Level for Phys. Ed. Classes

At one suburban Chicago high school, certain students are now being channeled into what some call "fat gym" based on their fitness level.

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.

February 28, 2013

First Lady Launches Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama is expanding her Let's Move! campaign to help schools provide the recommended amount of physical activity for students.

January 15, 2013

Value of E-Games Touted for Youths' Physical Activity

The author of a recent study on active e-games explains how they can help some students meet physical-activity benchmarks.

January 11, 2013

E-Games Could Be Effective at Combating Youth Obesity, Study Suggests

Among elementary school-aged youths, active video games can have similar benefits for children as traditional physical education.

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