June 3rd, 2010
05:17 PM ET

Does increased activity mean higher GPA?

By Georgiann Caruso
CNN Medical Associate Producer

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity among college students may lead them to have grade point averages about .4 higher, on a scale of 4.0, compared with students who do not exercise.

A study presented Thursday at the American College of Sport Medicine's annual meeting demonstrated the relationship and reinforced the notion that exercise reduces stress, improves performance and increases a sense of well-being.

Joshua Ode supervised the study at a university in the northern U.S., of students ages 18-22. Ode said, "If the students are improving in the classroom, it may create a better campus environment. You're creating more successful students, which is the goal of universities."

Researchers studied 266 undergraduates and defined moderate activity as those exercises which don't make you sweat or breathe hard, and vigorous activity for those which do, of any type. Their findings were consistent regardless of gender or major.

Ode said one of the next questions for further study should include the impact of activity on GPA throughout college.

And it doesn't have to be seven days a week, Ode said. But the research suggests the more often, the better.

Editor's Note: Medical news is a popular but sensitive subject rooted in science. We receive many comments on this blog each day; not all are posted. Our hope is that much will be learned from the sharing of useful information and personal experiences based on the medical and health topics of the blog. We encourage you to focus your comments on those medical and health topics and we appreciate your input. Thank you for your participation.

soundoff (699 Responses)
  1. Video Marketing Programs

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after looking at some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!


    May 15, 2021 at 20:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Aika Online Review


    May 15, 2021 at 21:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Internet Marketing Clinic

    Everyone loves it when people get together and share ideas. Great blog, keep it up!


    May 15, 2021 at 21:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Aika Private Server


    May 16, 2021 at 02:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. aika online review


    May 16, 2021 at 11:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Dodge Sprinter 3500 2006 Window Repair

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was conducting a little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch because I discovered it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this matter here on your blog.


    May 16, 2021 at 14:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Maserati Build

    This blog was... how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Many thanks!


    May 16, 2021 at 14:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Dodge Sprinter 3500 2006 Window Repair


    May 16, 2021 at 20:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Mercedes Sprinter Authorized Repair Center


    May 16, 2021 at 21:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Sprinter Armrest Repair

    I was very happy to discover this website. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and i also have you saved to fav to see new stuff in your website.


    May 17, 2021 at 00:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Mercedes Benz Sprinter Repair Shop


    May 17, 2021 at 01:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Mercedes Benz Sprinter Service

    May I simply say what a relief to uncover an individual who really knows what they're talking about on the web. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people need to check this out and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you are not more popular since you definitely have the gift.


    May 17, 2021 at 02:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Sprinter Van Seat Fabric Repair


    May 17, 2021 at 07:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Maserati Rental Prices Near Me


    May 17, 2021 at 08:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Mercedes Sprinter Brake Caliper Repair Kit


    May 17, 2021 at 08:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

    Hi there! This blog post could not be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he's going to have a good read. Thank you for sharing!


    May 17, 2021 at 09:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Chevy Van Repair

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and also the rest of the site is also really good.


    May 17, 2021 at 10:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Sprinter Fuel Filler Pipe Repair


    May 17, 2021 at 12:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. truck shop of orange


    May 17, 2021 at 14:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Maserati Grancabrio


    May 17, 2021 at 16:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. 2021 Maserati Levante

    When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!


    May 17, 2021 at 20:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. upholstery places near me

    Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the challenges. It was really informative. Your site is very useful. Thank you for sharing!


    May 18, 2021 at 01:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. nearest rv repair


    May 18, 2021 at 03:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. New Forklift Dealer California


    May 18, 2021 at 22:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Good Eye Doctors Near Me


    May 19, 2021 at 02:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Eye Exam Doctor Near Me


    May 19, 2021 at 03:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Seo Marketing Consultant

    The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I truly believed you would have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.


    May 19, 2021 at 04:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Commercial Roof Repair Near Me

    May I simply say what a relief to find somebody that genuinely understands what they are discussing over the internet. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you're not more popular since you most certainly have the gift.


    May 19, 2021 at 04:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Local Marketing Associations


    May 19, 2021 at 08:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Flat Roofing Contractors Near Me

    I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written!


    May 19, 2021 at 09:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Pool Service California


    May 19, 2021 at 11:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Mig Welder Near Me

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes which will make the biggest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!


    May 19, 2021 at 11:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. rv furniture near me


    May 19, 2021 at 13:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Sprinter Auto Repair

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don't discuss such subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!


    May 19, 2021 at 14:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RV Tires Orange County


    May 19, 2021 at 19:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. RV Solar Panels Systems Riverside


    May 19, 2021 at 20:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. camper accessories near me


    May 19, 2021 at 21:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Video Marketing Company


    May 19, 2021 at 22:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. RV Beds Los Angeles

    I blog often and I seriously appreciate your information. This great article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.


    May 19, 2021 at 23:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Local Marketing Consultants


    May 20, 2021 at 06:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Video Marketing Consultant

    Hello there! I simply would like to offer you a huge thumbs up for your excellent info you've got right here on this post. I will be coming back to your site for more soon.


    May 20, 2021 at 10:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. SEO Marketing Firm

    This is a really good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!


    May 20, 2021 at 11:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Internet Marketing Specialists


    May 20, 2021 at 11:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Video Marketing Business

    I enjoy reading a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!


    May 20, 2021 at 12:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. progressive repair center

    Very good information. Lucky me I found your website by accident (stumbleupon). I've book marked it for later!


    May 20, 2021 at 17:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. RV Bedroom Near Me


    May 20, 2021 at 17:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. rv camping in orange county ca

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe this amazing site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!


    May 20, 2021 at 18:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Mercedes Sprinter Refrigerater Repair

    Hi, I do believe this is a great site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may revisit once again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.


    May 20, 2021 at 21:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. rv service near my location

    Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he'll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


    May 20, 2021 at 22:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Authorized Mercedes Sprinter Service Centers Near Me

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service? Many thanks!


    May 20, 2021 at 23:15 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Leave a Reply to Social Media Marketing Agency


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.