A California study showed that students with higher fitness scores had better test scores for both reading and math. Evidence is mounting
A study of more than 2 million Texas students found that physically fit students are more likely to: Do well on state tests Have good school attendance
And less likely to: Have disciplinary referrals for truancy, violence, and substance abuse.
A national study concluded that at least one daily recess period of more than 15 minutes for 8 to 9-year-olds resulted in improved classroom behavior.
A 2006 study showed that a daily 10 minute activity break increased students ability to stay on-task by as much as 20%.
As a school nurse I see fewer visits to the nurse's office since we began 150 minutes of physical activity per week. We've also had fewer discipline referrals. Kathy Capozzoli Cape Henlopen School District
One of the wonderful and unexpected outcomes of promoting wellness and increasing physical activity for staff and students was that it reinforced a healthy school atmosphere and sense of community and resulted in a more cohesive school culture… Richelle Talbert Christina School District
I believe that a healthy lifestyle can foster greater achievement in the classroom. After a test or between subjects, I exercise with the students to get their blood flowing. It helps them to stay focused on their work. Heather Baker Christina School District
Give students the chance to be physically active and see the improvement in
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