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An hour of physical activity a day helps kids think better, study says
An hour of physical activity a day helps kids think better, study says

Here's another reason to get your kids off the couch and make them run around instead: It will help them think better. In a paper published in Pediatrics, researchers report that kids 7 to 9 years old who attended a daily, after-school fitness program showed an increased ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between tasks at the end of a nine-month period, compared with a control group that did not attend the program. "Our study shows that brain activation was different in the 'FIT Kids' group compared to a control group," said Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at...

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