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The Pediatric Forum
July 2012

Physical Activity Is Not Related to Performance at School

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(7):678-679. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.334

In their article titled “Physical Activity and Performance at School: a Systematic Review of the Literature Including a Methodological Quality Assessment” Singh et al concluded that “participation in physical activity is positively related to academic performance in children”1(p49) and “we found strong evidence of a significant positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance.”1(p53) The study has been widely publicized, as a Google search will attest.

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