Physical Activity and learning
Physical exercise is important for retaining information and learning, it helps us think better by stimulating new brain cell growth.
Unfortunately, kids and teens are sitting around a lot more than ever before. Hours are spent in front of screens, and not enough physical activity is happening. This not only enhances the risk of childhood obesity, it also influences their learning abilities.
Exercise helps kids focus and it has been said to make learning easier. An experiment found that a 20 minute session of walking boosted children’s subsequent performance on tests of reading, spelling, and arithmetic.
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids sleep better and they’re also better prepared to to handle physical and emotional challenges. An hour of vigorous exercise per day will allow children to be able to focus better in school and, while studying, retain more information.
Exercise is crucial to many aspects of our lives. If you have children, it is important to understand the effect of physical activity on their overall learning and wellness.
We challenge you to begin a new routine. Encourage an active lifestyle!