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Physical Activity Produces Bettter Academic Results

The Future of Education - Increase Physical Activity For Improved Academic Performance

Besides a child's health, nothing is more important than their education. Unfortunately, just like the physical issues they face due to the 'Inactivity Pandemic', our education system has not stayed competitive with the rest of the world. In fact, the US ranking has slipped dramatically in the past 15 years. You can see this drop at the bottom of this page.

PHIT World feels our school administrators have overlook the best and easiest ways to help a child to learn - Increased Physical Activity. Evidence and research is pouring in that a more active and fit child are the missing link in our education system. Approximately at the same that our education ranking started to slip, the amount of physical activity started to be stripped from schools. In fact, in a December 2015 research project by Pediatrics Magazine, they found teens are active (or moving) only 23 minutes per day in school and 42 minute all day long. This is sad. Kids are told to 'sit and learn' but the the opposite has happen. America, where more and more kids are sedentary, is losing out to other countries around the world.  You can see this ranking on this page of PHITAmerica.org.

It is time to step-up more movement and physical education in our schools. This will help both the children's health and academic performance. Read below to see why. This is why we say...

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Just 20 Minutes Of Walking Makes the Brain Light Up...Ready To Learn!

This is independent research by Dr. Charles Hillman from the University of Illinois Urbana. See how the brain is 'on fire' and ready to learn. And, this is just walking. Higher intensity exercise will produce a sharper brain...ready to learn. ABC Hillman

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Research - Increased Physical Activity = Improved Academic Performance

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Click HERE to go to a list of over 10 research projects or observations which say, "Increasing physical activity will improve academic performance."  Some quotes from these research projects:

  • “At just one of the elementary schools, grades and test scores for students who were healthy and active increased by 13% to 48%," Dave Spurlock, Charleston, SC

  • “We found that not only did Legacy’s students improve on 92 percent of the fitness measures tested, but they also grew by 59 percent in their cognitive abilities,” Julian Reed, Furman University

  • "Students who used the gym at least seven times a month had an average GPA of 3.06," Purdue University

 

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Inactivity Kills More Than Obesity - BBC New

 

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