The BBC reports on new research that connects physical exercise with good grades. The scientists found that children could boost their performance by a full grade—from C to B, for example—with 60 minutes of exercise.

The study—conducted on 5,000 children by the universities of Strathclyde and Dundee—concluded that boys got a quarter of a grade boost in math and science per 17 minutes of physical exercise, while girls got the same boost for every 12 minutes.

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Dr Josie Booth—one of the paper's lead authors—told the BBC that: "Physical activity is more than just important for your physical health. There are other benefits and that is something that should be especially important to parents, policy-makers and people involved in education."

Mens sana in corpore sano indeed.