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Perspectives

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Abstract

A number of existing studies focus on the effect exercise and dietary habits have on social relationships; however, few studies examine the relationship between exercise and academic performance on college students. In this study, surveys were administered to 202 students at the University of New Hampshire. Although the data presented no statistically significant findings to prove a correlation between exercise and academic performance, students who never exercised were shown to be more likely to do poorly rather than excel academically. Future research should consist of a larger sample using a random sampling method for better reliability and validity in determining a relationship between student exercise and academic performance.

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