Exercise is good for you. Ground breaking statement! I think just about all of us know this to be true. However, a lot of people don’t really think about the changes it can make to your body on a deeper level other than “I need to lose weight because it is good for me.”
Well, even though this is true, exercise can do so much more for you! Did you know that including a structured exercise regimen can improve student performance in school? It’s true!
In a study conducted by Andrew Harveson titled, “Acute Exercise and Academic Achievement in High School Youth” he found that having a structured exercise regimen lead to small and positive changes in academic achievement and cognition in high school students. Specifically in math and cognition, he found that 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of resistance training could improve academic success!
So, if you are looking for an extra boost in improving study habits for your kids, or kids looking to do that themselves, add exercise into your schedule and who knows what can happen with your grades!
Visit the Louisville Youth Training Center (LYTC) website or Facebook page to see what exercise classes we have to offer, or try one of our Heuser Health classes! Take a step towards making a healthier, and smarter you!