Physical Activity Can Help Students Behave and Perform Better

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A growing body of evidence shows that growing bodies (and all bodies, for that matter), need regular physical activity. We are just not built to sit still all day. And a multitude of studies suggest incorporating movement throughout the day not only increases student fitness, but also boosts their cognitive skills and promotes good behavior.

Many experts agree that in-class activity breaks are a vital part of classroom planning. Want to incorporate fitness activities in your class? Check out these sites for games, activities, and tips:

Fuel Up to Play 60

Healthier Generation

PEGames.org

Action For Healthy Kids

 

Sources:
https://www.livescience.com/32578-does-exercise-help-kids-do-better-in-school.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/physical-activity-may-help-kids-do-better-in-school-studies-say/2013/10/21/e7f86306-2b87-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_story.html?utm_term=.1fdcdcfd5402
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5742152
http://www.sparkpe.org/blog/how-physical-activity-affects-academic-performance/
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