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How physical activity can improve classroom learning

Posted by Andrew Simos on Dec 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In his book Spark, Dr John Ratey explains that the human brain is like a muscle – it grows with exercise. He also claims that exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells and enhances the function of our brains, making them work more efficiently.

It makes sense then that active participation in learning experiences can have a positive affect on a student’s academic performance.

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Topics: Physical education, Outdoor education, Sport and boys