Students with strong hearts and lungs may make better grades, study finds

Having a healthy heart and lungs may be one of the most important factors for middle school students to make good grades in math and reading, according to findings presented at the American Psychological Association's 120th Annual Convention.

College of Education faculty Christy Greenleaf, Associate Professor in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation and Scott Martin, Professor in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, contributed to the presentation "Physical Fitness and Academic Performance: A Longitudinal Investigation" lead by TAMS graduate Sudhish Srikanth and Trent A. Petrie, Professor in the Department of Psychology in the UNT College of Arts & Sciences.

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