According to the CDC, many leading public health organizations recognize the important role that schools play in helping children become physical active, and recommend that children engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Physical activity fosters normal growth and development, can reduce the risk of various chronic diseases, and can make people feel better, function better, and sleep better. Some health benefits start immediately after activity, and even short bouts of physical activity are beneficial. However, due to academic demands, many schools have cut significant time from physical education and recess.
In this section you will learn innovative ways to incorporate physical activity before, during and after school to help improve students’ attention, concentration, academic achievement, memory and assist with reducing stress.