Benefits of Exercise

Post-Thanksgiving Family Activities

Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and, of course, being grateful for all that we have. The Thanksgiving feast often involves overindulging on heavy foods and drinks. Planning for some post-meal activities can aid digestion while providing a fun alternative to a nap. Touch or flag football is a sport the whole family can participate [...]

2016-11-25T00:27:42-05:00November 25th, 2016|

The Importance of Physical Education

As academic achievement becomes top priority for parents and schools, physical education (PE) frequently falls to the bottom of the school week. PE offers many benefits to kids, however, and taking it out of the school day may actually hurt academic performance. PE offers a mental break from focus-driven, test-based academic classes. Many scientific studies [...]

2016-10-09T21:08:16-04:00October 9th, 2016|

Cognitive Benefits of Exercise

You may have experienced the cognitive benefits of exercise yourself. After exercise, you may have felt more focused, positive, and productive. Kids can experience those same benefits, and some research shows even greater cognitive boosters, following exercise. Following aerobic exercise, research has shown that kids are less impulsive and have greater concentration. It's clear that these skills [...]

2016-08-09T00:11:20-04:00August 9th, 2016|