Physical activity can improve cognition and academic performance.
Methods and Materials
Participants took a multiplication test with 100 multiplication questions and were timed for 2 minutes to complete. Participants then exercised and took the test again with the same multiplication questions and were timed again for 2 minutes.
Results show that each participant was able to answer more multiplication questions after they exercised than they did when they hadn’t exercised.
The hypothesis that physical activity can improve academic performance is supported by the results collected in this experiment. Participants were able to answer more multiplication questions under the same circumstances after they had exercised.