Exercise could make you a better student.

A study of Kansas elementary and middle school students found a link between physical fitness and better performance on maths and reading exams.

The study followed the fitness of 13,000 students two years ago. It is part of the Healthy Schools Project funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.

The results found that students who met one of the fitness standards scored 51 percent above proficiency standards for maths. They scored 42 percent above proficiency standards for reading.

For students who met the mark for all five fitness tests, scores jumped to 74 percent above the standard for reading. The increase was 70 percent for math.

NOTE: Why did the ancient Greeks advocate for “a sound mind in a sound body?” Did they have access to data like this report from Kansas?