Local Researchers Discover Use for PE Classes
|You'll be thanking me for this when you're grown up, kid...|
A study published in this month's edition of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine finds that children from low-income communities who regularly attend PE classes have a lower body mass index and greater cardiovascular fitness than their more sedentary peers.
The analysis of 9,268 seventh- and ninth-grade students at 19 high schools in low-income communities found the following:
- Students who attended 20-minutes of PE classes a day or more registered significantly shorter times in the mile run and registered lower BMI scores;
- Students who walked to school also ran faster miles;
- Students who walk to school have a higher BMI. Huh? Researchers believe the students buy crap food en route to class.