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4.16.18: Brain Breaks Benefit Students

The Flashfit app leads K-12 students in one-minute segments of physical activity set to music. The short periods of exercise - or "brain breaks" - aim to improve the physical health, mental awareness and educational success of children. "We're increasingly recognizing the importance of physical activity...


4.9.18: Making Phys Ed Inclusive for All Students

Not every student has fond memories of their physical education (PE) lessons. Whether it’s group complaints or not being able to do their favorite sport, a variety of things can deter students from participating. But the benefits team sports and exercise are vast; they develop...


3.26.18: Students Move to Stay Focused in School

Last week I was the volunteer “read aloud” parent for my younger son’s kindergarten class. I was able to see the benefit of movement-based brain breaks in real time. After we finished each book (about every 15 minutes over the two hours I was in...


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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