I’ve recently read some articles on how physical exercise helps students learn, and thought I’d put together a related “The Best…” list. However, I only have a few resources now, and I’m sure there are plenty others out there. I’m hoping readers will contribute more (I, of course, will give you credit for ones I add to this list).
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Here are my choices for The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning:
How Exercise Fuels the Brain is from The New York Times.
How Exercise Jogs the Brain is from Scientific American.
Bikes, Balls in Class: How Phys Ed Transformed One School is from ABC News.
Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom is from NPR.
A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind is from Edutopia.
Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter? is from The New York Times.
Morning exercise to spark kids’ learning is from CBC News.
How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain seems quite interesting and useful.
New Study: Exercise Helps Learning & Memory
How Exercise Can Jog the Memory is a report on a recent study, and it was written up in The New York Times.
Why Do I Think Better after I Exercise?
How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success is from The New York Times.
Exercise ‘boosts academic performance’ of teenagers is a report from the BBC on an important study.
Exercise Can Improve Long-Term Memory is from Psy Blog.
Physical Exercise Beefs Up the Brain is from Brain Facts.
Scientists Discover Why Exercise Makes You Smarter is from Psychology Today.
Here’s How Kids Can Get Better Grades is from TIME.
Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap? is from Pacific Standard.
Study shows elementary and middle schools can get students moving, not just thinking is from Eureka Alert.
The Role of Exercise in Bolstering Memory is from Psych Central.
Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress is from Science Daily.
Fit Kids Finish First On The Field And In Class, Research Shows
How Exercise Can Help Us Learn is from The New York Times.
Video from CBS News: Exercise Gives The Brain A Workout, Too
Kids Who Exercise Don’t Sweat Tests is from Scientific American.
This Is Your Brain on Exercise appeared in TIME.
How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger appeared in The New York Times.
How physical exercise makes your brain work better is from The Guardian.
Major Review Of Research Reinforces Findings That Exercise Helps Learning
How Does Exercise Benefit Cognition? is from Scientific American.
Students’ Healthy Habits Can Boost Their Chances for College is from Ed Week.
How Exercise Affects Your Brain is from Scientific American.
Regular physical activity seems to enhance cognition in children who need it most is from Science Daily, and is the latest study of many that suggest exercise benefits academic learning.
Exercise boosts the brain — and mental health is from The Washington Post.
This is obviously not a complete list, and I hope readers can suggest more resources.
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An awesome list of “Best List..” as usual 🙂 I read sometime back at EdWeek that exercise actually helped students perform better at math. Check it out.
Exercise Increases Students’ Cognitive Function, Study Finds – http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/schooled_in_sports/2011/02/exercise_increases_students_cognitive_function_study_finds.html
Here is a list of research articles with short descriptions and links to the original articles (physical activity and academic achievement is halfway down the page after the articles on physical education): http://www.supportrealteachers.org/articles-on-physical-education-physical-activity–academic-achievement.html