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  • Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

    Charles Hillman and Darla Castelli, professors of kinesiology and community health, have found that physical activity may increase students' cognitive control - or ability to pay attention - and also result in better performance on academic achievement tests.

    Charles Hillman and Darla Castelli, professors of kinesiology and community health, have found that physical activity may increase students' cognitive control - or ability to pay attention - and also result in better performance on academic achievement tests.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Charles Hillman, call 217-244-2663; e-mail: chhillma@illinois.edu or Darla Castelli, call 217-333-9650; e-mail dcastell@illinois.edu.