Although it is premature to propose that promoting strength exercise can help improve student GPA, the positive association between the number of days of weekly strength exercise and GPA suggests there is a need to examine the causal relationship between strength exercise and GPA.
Furthermore, strength exercise practitioners can use the results of this study that females and underserved ethnic students had the lowest number of weekly strength exercise bouts to provide the rationale for interventions on campus.
Finally, the results from the study can help professionals in the fields of strength and conditioning, and preventive medicine understand that special interventions are urgently needed to promote strength exercise among university students given that student weekly strength exercise engagement was not increased at the first four years in higher education.
In essence, research has noted that any changes made at this stage of life are likely to be kept for a long time. Thus, every effort is needed to improve student strength exercise in higher education.
Basically, researchers speculate that the more often you strength train, the lower your body mass index (good thing), and the higher your GPA!
Conclusion: Get out of the library and lift some weights!
Make it happen.