Exercise helps kids succeed in school

Originally published Aug. 11, 2017 in the Kearney Hub.

By Marc Bauer

The benefits of exercise have long been shared and addressed as a means to self-medicate, not medication. Even Hippocrates encouraged exercise as the best treatment for health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that next to eating healthy, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Exercise has profound effects on the brain. Physical exercise turns on our brains, leaves us more fit and turns us into better learners. Recent research reveals improved benefits to students’ learning cognition, attention span, and memory. Read More