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Title: Influence of physical fitness on cognitive and academic performance in adolescents: A systematic review from 2005-2015
Authors: Ruiz-Arizaa, Alberto
Grao-Crucesb, Alberto
Loureiro, Nuno
Martínez-López, Emilio J.
Keywords: Physical fitness
Cognitive performance
Academic performance
systematic review
Atividade física
Desempenho cognitivo
Desempenho académico
Indexação Scopus
Indexação Web of Science
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Ruiz-Ariza, A., Grao-Cruces, A., Loureiro, N., Martínez-López, E. (2017) Influence of physical fitness on cognitive and academic performance in adolescents: A systematic review from 2005-2015. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10,(1),108-133.DOI:
Abstract: Background: The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the association of different components of physical fitness on cognitive performance (CP) and academic performance (AP) in adolescents, taking into account potential confounders. Method: Studies were identified in four databases (Pubmed, SportDiscus, Web of Science, and ProQuest) from January 2005 through to January 2015. A total of 21 articles met the inclusion criteria. Results: 8 studies showed association between physical fitness and CP, and 11 studies with AP. Cardiorespiratory fitness, speed-agility, motor coordination, and perceptual-motor skill are the highest measures associated with CP and AP. However, the findings on strength and flexibility are unclear. Finally, 62% of the 21 studies used confounders. The most controlled confounder were socioeconomic status, fatness, pubertal status, sex, and age. Conclusion: Fitness is associated with higher CP and AP. More research is needed in order to understand the causes of the differential effect of physical fitness components on CP and AP.
Peer reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1750-9858
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