Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Physical Activity Helps Children Pay Attention Better
A recent study from the University of Illinois supports a positive connection between physical activity and students' performance in the classroom. Published in the journal, Neuroscience, the study found that physical activity can help to focus students' ability to pay attention and result in improved performance on academic tests. The study tested cognitive control of 20 nine-year-old children both after a 20-minute resting period and after walking for 20 minutes.