Exercise and Stress

Why aren’t we requiring that children have exercise FIRST THING every morning? It should be the first event of the day – and maybe 15 minutes after lunch.

Fit children may have less stress, longer attention spans, better memories and be more prepared to learn, according to recent research. Struggling students who took a physical-education class prior to an algebra class improved their test scores by 20.4%, compared with 3.9% for other students, according to data from an Illinois high school. Edutopia magazine (6/2009)

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