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The Relationship Between Low-Income and Minority Children's Physical Activity and Academic-Related Outcomes: A Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21285376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This article explores an innovative strategy for battling the obesity epidemic. The strategy involves demonstrating to policy makers and education leaders the value of promoting physical activity in school as a way of enhancing academic-related outcomes to narrow the current achievement gap. A literature review was conducted to ascertain the feasibility of this strategy. Seven studies that examined the relationship between physical activity or fitness and academic-related outcomes were reviewed. Although more research is needed in this area, the majority of the articles reviewed found that regardless of socioeconomic status or ethnicity, a positive relationship exists between physical activity and academic-related outcomes. These findings suggest that integrating more physical activity into the school day may be an effective strategy to reduce both health disparities and the achievement gap.
Merav Efrat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6127     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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