Cristina d'Arando, Sabrina Annoscia, Dario Colella


Recent studies confirm the contribution of physical education to the development of children's executive functions. The aim of the study is to analyze the relationship between physical activity, executive functions, and academic achievement. The PRISMA protocol was used to conduct a systematic review of SPORTDiscus and Scopus. 443 publications were selected, and 14 studies were included. The results highlight that physical education interventions at school improve executive functions, in particular memory and attention.


Physical Education; Executive Functions; Academic Achievement.

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