If you are parent and perhaps if you are a student you are currently obsessing about academic performance. So what does academic performance have to do with fitness…EVERYTHING!
The research is in and the numerous findings, like those below are clear: physical exercise directly correlates to a students academically performance.
If a student exercises on a consistent basis it will improve their concentration, learning, and test scores.
The big question is why does exercise result in such a dramatic change in academic performance? Studies are still ongoing but it seems that when students exercise, the brain grows new brain cells and these new brain cells create new pathways for learning to take place. The fancy term for this is Neurogenesis.2
The takeaway message? If you are truly interested in academic performance exercise should be a top priority. To push exercise to the side opens the door to both academic and behavior issues. As a once full time teacher, nobody wants this.
Go be awesome and get a good workout in.
KELLEN LAKE – Feed Your Brain By Training Your Body : )