The story mentions something we’ve talked about before: improved cognitive performance after weight loss.
Lots of kids lost weight – 42 percent went from overweight to normal during the school year. Many saw their blood pressure and other health measures improve long term. Some actually posted higher math scores on end-of-year exams, a finding that has been noted in other studies as health leaders have argued for more school-based physical education.
The assertion is simple: As bodies improve, minds improve.