Thursday, August 8, 2013

Physical Activity leads to longer attention span



 Any teacher knows that attention span is related to academic achievement.  Now a researcher has identified a link between physical activity and attention span.

A recent study out of the University of Granada has linked participating in physical activity with longer attention spans. Better cognitive abilities such as time perception were also higher in physically active participants. It has been generally known that physical activity lends itself to better overall health outcomes, but this study clearly illustrates a strong relationship between physical activity and longer attention spans.

Full Article: Physical Activity and Attention Span


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Programs to get kids active and having fun.


Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program

Fundamental Movement Preschool Program

Fitness Fun Zone Program

We Count Student Walking Program