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Fit Students Score Higher in Academic Tests

A recent study has shown that physically-fit students tend to score higher on standardized academic tests compared to their less fit peers. It also shows that test scores dropped more than one point for each extra minute it took the subjects, consisting of middle and high school students, to complete a one-mile run.The subjects consisted of 749 fifth-graders, 761 seventh-graders, and 479 ninth-graders who attended schools in Southern California between 2002 and 2003. About half of the students w…