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Physical activity leads to better grades in school? Surely too good to be true...

This week we've been diving into the research behind the claim that regular physical activity leads to improved academic performance, and we were not disappointed...


The huge volume of positive research supporting this has only furthered are passion to help more children experience these benefits.


Don't just take our word for it - we've summarised some of the findings below so you can be extra pleased about your child getting their next dose of physical activity!


Get in touch to find out more about CrossFit Kids and FUNctional fitness, or for information on personal training for your son/daughter.



Sheffield Hallam University found that of 78,000 children studied 92% that being active helped them focus on school work which was agreed with by 91% of their teachers. Students who are active also report higher levels of happiness and self-worth, are more confident to try sport and have improved mood.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services state that participating in physical activity was positively related to outcomes including academic achievement, academic behaviours, and indicators of cognitive skills and attitudes, such as concentration, memory, self-esteem, and verbal skills"


University Of Illinois found that the brain synapses of physically fit children fired faster and stronger, and as a result those children had better language skills. The more physically fit children were not only better at reading, but they were also better at reading passages with several grammatical errors.


World Health Organisation believe "Physical activity is hard-wired into children. Trying to separate it from academic development is pointless; the two are inextricably linked.”

Department for Education state that ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.



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