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Physical Exercise Helps Kids Do Better Academically

According to the latest federal statistics, the label of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been applied to about 11 percent of American children between the ages of 4 and 17 and this trend seems to be on the rise.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published a study last year in The Journal of Pediatrics that shows convincingly that after physical exercise “children with A.D.H.D. were better able to regulate their behavior, which helped them pay attention. They responded more nimbly to mistakes like incorrect keystrokes. In short, the children with A.D.H.D. were better students academically after exercise. So were the students without A.D.H.D.”

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