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NPR’s health channel, Shots, reports on a long-term UK study that found a connection between good grades and physical activity in 11-year old kids. The study found that the more active kids were, the better they did on standardized English, math, and science tests.
The ideal target here was 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous exercise. Few kids were getting that much activity though. The average time was 29 minutes a day for boys and 18 minutes for girls. …
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• Study found link between academic performance and exercise at 11 years old
• Improvements sustained over the long term leaving a lasting effect
The findings come from a major study by researchers in Bristol and Scotland published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
If confirmed, this could have implications for public health and education policy, they said.
The research involved almost 5,000 children taking part in the Children Of The 90s study, tracking the long-term health of around 14,000 children born in the UK between 1991 and 1992 in the South West of England.
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Michael Makings competed the World Championships last week. In fact, he introduced a new (very cool) Floor Exercise.
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Michael promotes children trying out Gymnastics in a post on Do It Now:
… In addition to the Africa Championships, which will be held on home soil next year, South African gymnasts can look forward to the 2014 Common Wealth Games and Youth Olympics for young and up and coming gymnasts.
Even though artistic gymnastics is a tough and demanding sport, the benefits are numerous. The movements involved help develop strength and eye and foot, improve speed, grace, control, concentration, and competitive energy, as well as hone social skills. Taking the time to practise gymnastics will enrich a person’s life with valuable lessons, such as relationships, challenges, victories, defeat, and other realities they will face for the rest of their life. …
Boys like anything to do with flipping, twisting or Parkour.
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