According to Forbes, a recent Texas Tech study showed that if teens engage in more exercise they have a better chance of sufficient sleep and improved academic performance.

Let’s face it: sleep is generally a low priority for most teens who lead active social lives.

Yet sleep is vital to ensuring optimal brain function, which leads to better mental and physical health, and less fatigue and daytime sleepiness, ultimately reducing the risk of weight gain due to added caloric intake.

But if teens engage in more exercise, and limit screen time on tablets and smartphones, they have a better shot at getting sufficient sleep and performing better in school, according to a recent Texas Tech study.

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