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3.19.18: Meditation vs. Detention in Schools

Flashfit is founded on the principle that movement is a fundamental part of kids’ educations. Simple acts of motion - one minute at a time - provide children with a “brain break.” This helps them to focus their energy and retain more of what they...


2.19.18: Physical Education in Schools: Girls vs. Boys?

Interested in gender parity in fitness? Start early. Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and Northumbria University show that getting girls involved in physical fitness programs in early elementary school may level the playing field in terms of participation and engagement. Sian Lawson, senior lecturer...


2.5.18: Moving in Class is Learning in Class

The evidence is building that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine demonstrated that...


1.22.18: Healthy Bodies Start in Childhood

Daily physical activity in childhood and adolescence promotes health and well-being for life and prevents a number of bad health conditions. Only 22% of kids 5-17 get the minimum, recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day. What does this mean for kids? Staying Fit Can: Lower...


1.15.18: How Much Exercise Do Kids Need?

According to experts at the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, kids between the ages of 6 and 17 should get a minimum of 1 hour of physical activity every day. This 60 minutes can be a mix the following types of...


1.9.18 Kids Fitness: Body, Mind, and Social Skills

We all know that exercise aids children’s physical development through increasing muscle strength, reducing risk of injury, improving agility and decreasing body fat. But there are significant mental benefits, too. Studies show that children who exercise regularly have higher levels of self confidence, focus and...

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