A growing number of research studies are pointing to how physical activity helps cognitive skills enhancement, especially in children. Classrooms around the West are slowly integrating activity into typical classroom settings, and hopefully we will see progress in our island where the system is typically siloed into classroom sitting. An article written by the NY Times points some interesting findings on the topic:
“A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine concluded that children who are more active “show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active.” And a study released in January by Lund University in Sweden shows that students, especially boys, who had daily physical education, did better in school.”
“Activity stimulates more blood vessels in the brain to support more brain cells. And there is evidence that active kids do better on standardized tests and pay attention more in school.”
“Kids aren’t meant to sit still all day and take in information,” said Steve Boyle, one of the co-founders of the National Association of Physical Literacy, which aims to bring movement into schools. “Adults aren’t wired that way either.”
The full article can be read here.
You might also be interested in reading this article we published recently.
Our site helps you find places of interest to keep your kids active on a regular basis:
Kids Playgrounds: https://www.workout.lk/index.php/Places/all
Kids Classes: https://www.workout.lk/index.php/Classes/all