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Get your Assets in Gear… The Activity-Achievement Correlation

  1. New research has linked higher levels of physical activity with superior academic performance among grade-schoolers.
  2. More activity at recess correlated with reading prowess and involvement in organized sports added up to arithmetic superiority.
  3. Interestingly, the results didn’t seem to matter much amongst the females in the study. Are girls generally more active to begin with? Less innately competitive? Or just naturally smarter all around?

Implications:

  • Maybe it’s time to get out of our offices, get up off our collective Xbox-es, turn off SharkTank and move around a little…
  • Maybe my first boss was wrong when he said, “Never mistake activity for achievement!” But you can’t blame him–he wasn’t a girl.

Always look forward to hearing from you…write me and tell me your thoughts…

Source: http://www.uef.fi/en/-/runsaasti-liikkuvat-pojat-lukevat-ja-laskevat-paremmin-kolmena-ensimmaisena-kouluvuotena?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uef.fi%2Fen%2Fhome%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_9vsFge3Ut5NJ%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26