We know that exercise is great for our bodies, but what about for our brains? Does going for a run, hitting the gym, or lifting some weights really affect the health or strength of our brains? The answer is yes according to current research! Exercise is as good for brains as it is for our bodies!
An abundance of evidence supports the importance of exercise in students’ ability to learn. Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally.
A few of the recommended resources that I reference in this episode are the books, "Brain Rules" by John Medina, "The Art of Changing the Brain" by James Zull, "The New Science of Learning" by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek, “Brain Matters” by Patricia Wolfe, and “Mind, Brain, and Education” by David Sousa.
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