Physical Fitness on Academic Performance in Youth


  • Najada Quka PhD, Sports University of Tirane
  • Rigerta Selenica Sports University of Tirane



physical fitness, cognitive aspects, academic ability, academic performance, youth.


Physical fitness, as an important physical health issue, may play a key role also in brain health by affecting the academic performance of youth helping the cognitive control components to improve. Memory and cognitive skill are some of the cognitive control components that are fundamental even for academic ability. Aim: In this context, the aim of our study was to investigate and analyze the facts regarding the potential of the exercises on academic achievement improvement. Methods: In order to realize a detailed review study we used the Jab Ref as a research sector, focusing more on navigating the Medline, Google Scholar, and Inspire options that this program contains. While as the selection criteria of the collected scientific articles, we used the keywords that provided us the exact articles that stated facts about the aim of our study. Results: Authors emphasized that the development of motor skills by practicing the coordinative exercises may have a beneficial influence on the learning process improving academic performance. This comes out because of the coordinative exercise’s impact on increasing the number of neuron transmitters and the new neural connections that enable youth to have a better perception regarding motor and academic situations. In addition, the authors underline the fact that the most active youth tend to perform better academically.




How to Cite

Quka, N., & Selenica, R. (2022). Physical Fitness on Academic Performance in Youth. European Journal of Medicine and Natural Sciences, 5(1), 1–8.