Updated 15 October 2015

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Research shows that twenty minutes of exercise may help kids with (ADHD) to read or solve maths problems more easily.

A study of 40 eight- to 10-year-olds looked at the short-term effects of a single bout of exercise on the children’s ability to focus. They gave children a piece to read and then tested them on the content.

When they didn’t exercise, the children could answer correctly about 80% of the time, but if they exercised before the reading test, they answered correctly 84% of the time.

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