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Physical Activity

THE FACTS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

  • Active, fit students typically perform better academically, have better attendance, better concentration, and fewer behavioral issues.
  • Physical activity grows new brain cells and new synapses.
  • Fitness improves mood, anxiety, stress levels, motivation and brain volume.

MOVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Incorporating movement into instruction and lessons
  • Providing non-seated options like standing desks, balance boards, etc.
  • Including regular movement and brain breaks
  • Integrating 1-2 minutes of Brain Breaks into your online and in person lessons reduces stress, increases time on task and makes learning more engaging 
  • Learn more about the Benefits of Movement in the Classroom

*UPDATED WEEKLY: BRAIN BREAK SCHEDULES*

Physical Activity and the Brain 

BRAIN BREAKS AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES  

ADDITIONAL LEARNING AND RESOURCES

 

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