Classroom Actvity

Initiative Description: Three classes were randomly allocated into control group (CG), experimental group 1 (EG1) and experimental group 2 (EG2). CG received usual PE (two sessions/week), EG1 received four PE sessions/week and EG2 received four PE sessions/week of high intensity

Study Results: Average school grades (e.g., mathematics) increased and all the cognitive performance variables, except verbal reasoning, increased in EG2

Reference: Ardoy, D. N., Fernández, R. J. M., Jiménez, P. D., Castillo, R., Ruiz, J. R., & Ortega, F. B. (2014). A Physical Education trial improves adolescents’ cognitive performance and academic achievement: the EDUFIT study. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 24(1), e52–e61.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good