Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort
OPEN British journal of sports medicine | 24 Oct 2013
JN Booth, SD Leary, C Joinson, AR Ness, PD Tomporowski, JM Boyle and JJ Reilly
To test for cross-sectional (at age 11) and longitudinal associations between objectively measured free-living physical activity (PA) and academic attainment in adolescents.Method Data from 4755 participants (45% male) with valid measurement of PA (total volume and intensity) by accelerometry at age 11 from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) was examined. Data linkage was performed with nationally administered school assessments in English, Maths and Science at ages 11, 13 and 16.
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