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Exercise and Academics
Here is link to best article on why kids need exercise in school: Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE
Want to get an ‘A’? Exercise an hour a day, Studies show that kids who get more physical activity score better on tests.
Exercise and psychological health of our children
Effects of the FITKids Randomized Controlled Trial on Executive Control and Brain Function These findings demonstrate a causal effect of a an exercise program on executive control, and provide support for exercise for improving childhood cognition and brain health
While exercise in good for the body, John J. Ratey, MD, argues it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in the classroom. Citing scientific studies and real world examples, this internationally recognized expert in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores, lower behavioral problems, and help the overall well-being of today's students with fitness based physical education. Here's Dr. Ratey discussing his research: