Most everyone knows that being physically active is important for everyone as physical activity leads to improved physical fitness and health. However, it is also well known that physical activity leads to improved academics. Here is a link to a website that provides an overview on movement and learning with links to research articles. http://www.pesoftware.com/Resources/moveLearn.html The bottom line is if you would like to help improve your child’s academics then make sure that your child is physically active. How much physical activity? The American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) recommends that children get 60 minutes a day of physical activity.