Activity and Education
Chair sit or L-sit
As Many Rounds As Possible in 10min
Run to tree and back
Red Light, Green LightKids bodies benefit from exercise, but what about their brains? Does exercise have an effect on kids academics and their classroom behavior? In high school I remember admiring the kids I thought “had it all”. They were smart, popular and athletic. These kids were the ones to receive the scholar athlete awards. These awards were based on keeping a specific minimum GPA as well as performing well on the athletic field or court. Did these kids happen to be smart and athletic, or was it the athletics that allowed them to better focus on school and keep up their grades? Studies have shown that kids are more calm in the classroom after exercise and their brains have the ability to function better directly after exercise. Check out this article and video in the CrossFit Journal on kids, activities and the classroom.
Maybe you should try bringing your homework to the gym next time?