EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON FLUID INTELLIGENCE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION
Julian A. Reed, Gilles Einstein, Erin Hahn, Steven P. Hooker, Virginia P. Gross, and Jen Kravitz
This study examines the impact of active learning on students. Teachers incorporated 30 minutes of physical activity into the class curriculum three days a week. The results:
- Active students had nearly 1200 pedometer steps per activity day and averaged 3600 steps per week when active.
- Students who exercised had improved outcomes on achievement tests and performed significantly better in fluid intelligence testing compared to students who did not exercise.
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