Friday, December 4, 2009

Physically Active Boys Are Smarter, Study Hints

“Jocks get new respect in a large Swedish study that suggests physically active teen boys may be smarter than their couch-potato counterparts. The findings, the investigators say, have important implications for the education of young people. Increasing, not decreasing, physical education in schools can not only slow the shift toward sedentary lifestyles but, by doing so, reduce risk of disease and "perhaps intellectual and academic underachievement,’ they concluded. The results show a strong positive link between cardiovascular fitness...

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