New research is in: Exercise helps kids with ADHD symptoms. Gee, did we really need research for something so obvious?
Apparently so, given that schools have been cutting recess and physical education (PE) from the school day for decades. At the same time, there is national hand-wringing about an increase in ADHD behaviors and obesity levels. Go figure.
We know that parents want recess for kids, teachers are forced to cope with restless students, and children want to get up from their desks and move–but the school schedule often doesn’t include this. As a result, more and more teachers are turning to short activity breaks, a practice proven to help achievement.
Whether 3 minutes or 5 minutes, a burst of exercise can make all the difference!
Brain breaks for kids at home and school