Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of classroom-based physical activity interventions that integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on physical activity, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes.
Conclusions: Physically active academic lessons increase physical activity levels and may benefit learning and health outcomes. Both students and teachers positively received and enjoyed these teaching methods. These findings emphasize the need for such interventions to contribute toward public health policy.
Martin R, Murtagh EM. Effect of Active Lessons on Physical Activity, Academic, and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2017 Jun;88(2):149-168. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2017.1294244. Epub 2017 Mar 22. PMID: 28328311.