The association between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance: A systematic review of the literature

aCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE MS: K-33, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA bETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, USA Available online 1 February 2011 View full text Abstract Objective The purpose of this review is to synthesize the scientific literature that has examined the association between school-based physical activity (including physical education) and academic performance (including indicators of cognitive skills and attitudes, academic behaviors, and academic achievement).

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