Spending Time At The Gym Linked To Higher GPAs In College

Originally published  July 12 in Medical Daily.

By Lecia Bushak

Research out of Michigan State University (MSU) has found a link between exercise and higher GPAs in college students. It’s not a surprising finding, as plenty of research exists highlighting the mental, physical, and even emotional benefits of working out.

The study discovered that students who were members of recreational sports and fitness centers at Michigan State during their freshman and sophomore years had higher GPAs than students who weren’t. The researchers also found that students who had memberships at the gym were less likely to drop out of school — there was an increase of 3.5 percent in two-year retention rates among the members. Read More