Wednesday, August 10, 2011

For better grades, take your kids outside!

I've talked before about how exercise positively impacts the brain and can make you smarter and happier, but here's an article with new info about what type of exercise effects the students in the classroom. Studies showed that just basic running around, skipping, walking--being a typical kid--raised kids test scores more than activities that required them to think and move at the same time.

Being the fitness geek that I am, just wanted to share that with you. On a personal level, do you think there is a connection between your activity level and your brain activity? Do you feel like your head is full of cotton on most days? Or are you clear headed?

4 comments:

Gayle said...

so, just a thought, why are all the schools getting rid of p.e.?

Kristin Jackson, CPT, LWMC said...

Schools all over the US are cutting PE, music, art classes, to save money. PDX still has them, but lunch time at a lot of schools is just 20 minutes. I could go on and on. . .

matildajoseph said...

This is interesting for me to read. I always feel more clear headed after I get outside and "play".

Kristin Jackson, CPT, LWMC said...

Yes, me too. I feel better outdoors at every opportunity. Mentally and physically.

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