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Physical Activity in the Classroom
"To improve our brains, we have to move our bodies... Exercise involving learning a series of complex movements while coordinating one's balance have been proven to generate a greater number of connections between neurons. These connections make it easier for children of all ages to learn."
— John Ratey, Harvard Medical School
Research has shown that students who are physically active are better able to pay attention in class and, therefore, more likely to achieve academically2.
Physical activity can positively affect:
Physical activity also:
1U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008.
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