Physical activity helps students’ academic and work performance

Physical activity helps students’ academic and work performance

Harrison Torres, 22, studies at Library West after doing 2 hours of cardio at Florida Gym.

Final exams are right around the corner and being physically active can be very helpful in achieving optimal success.

Students become more alert and are more likely to pay attention after exercise. Energy levels increase and benefit students in studying and doing class assignments.

“There have been studies done that show that you have more brain function or brain activity after exercise,” said Jason Vlastaras, certified personal trainer for UF’s Southwest Recreational Center.

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