Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
- Academic achievement and grades
- Academic behavior, such as time on task
- Factors that influence academic achievement, such as concentration and attentiveness in the classroom.2
Do you know that adults age 18-64 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week to stay healthy? That may seem like a lot, but that is an average of at least 21 minutes everyday of brisk walking, jogging and other activities that get your heart pumping faster.
Long-Term Consequences of Physical Inactivity
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- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008.
- CDC. The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
- Daniels S, Arnett D, Eckel R, et al. Overweight in children and adolescents: pathophysiology, consequences, prevention, and treatment. Circulation2005;111:1999–2012.
- Institute of Medicine. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2004.
- Dietz WH. Overweight in childhood and adolescence. New England Journal of Medicine 2004;350:855–857.