Marijke J. Mullender-Wijnsma, MS, Esther Hartman, PhD, Johannes W. de Greeff, MS, Simone Doolaard, PhD, Roel J. Bosker, PhD, Chris Visscher, PhD

This study investigated the effects of an innovative, physically active academic intervention on the academic achievement of children. Key findings include:

  • Active students showed significant improvement in mathematics and spelling.
  • Over two years, physically active lessons provided a four-month increased learning gain as opposed to lessons not requiring physically activity.