It is an on going issue in America. Childhood obesity is overwhelmingly on the rise. I found this study that says kids need to get more active not only for their physical health but also for their mental health as well. New research indicates that grades actually will improve with physical activity.   According to the story from ABC News...

"We found strong evidence of a significant positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance," the researchers, led by Amika Singh of the Vrije Universiteit University Medical Center at the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said in a journal news release.