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Exercise and Academics

Bringing Exercise to the Classroom, how and what to do

 

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.

 

Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning

 

Poor motor performance linked to poor academic skills, Science Daily

 

Why Does Physical Inactivity Drain Human Brain Power?

 

What the research says: Can exercise make you smarter?

 

Childhood Obesity is Killing America’s Children

 

How exercise helps children think better

 

Colorado Schools Embrace Theory: Kids Learn Better When They Get Moving

 

ISU study finds activity helps kids learn

Exercise Makes Kids’ Brains More Efficient

Exercise and psychological health of our children

 

A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids

 

Exercise can relieve ADHD symptoms in children!

 

Incorporating Exercise Into Classroom Lessons Increases Children's Physical Activity Levels

 

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

 

Flex your child's brain with exercise          

 

The Benefits of Exercise in the Classroom - Effects of Exercise on Learning and Education

 

University of Alberta researchers say the more kids exercise the better the brain

 

Exercising Early in Life May Help Promote Healthy Brain and Metabolism

 

Kids with Greater Aerobic Fitness May Have Better Memory Function

 

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: