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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part A

The effect of physical activity on academic performance and mental health: Systematic review


Author(s): GetuTeferi

Abstract: The relationship among physical activity, academic achievement and mental health has long been theorized to be of profound importance in understanding human behavior and development. This review article aims specifically to highlight the state of existing research pertaining to the relationship between physical activity and the state of mental health. Different studies, summarized here, have found that healthy levels of physical activity generally correlate with mental health and academic achievement. In general, this review result has showed that there was a significant relationship between physical fitness level and academic achievement and higher academic achievement was associated with higher levels of physical fitness. Physical activity is a relatively cheap and non-harmful lifestyle intervention that can easily be implemented into school settings.

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GetuTeferi. The effect of physical activity on academic performance and mental health: Systematic review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(6):04-09.
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