Posted by ashleybfall11 on April 24, 2012
It has been said by scientists that exercise is a key ingredient in helping kids’ academic performance. In the past, these two topics were studied separately and never looked at in comparison with each other. These two topics go hand in hand with each other because the benefits that your body gets from exercising can noticeably improve your academic ability. The history of research with academics has most commonly related to the theory that the closer you pay attention, the more you study, the more sleep you get, you will do better in school and your I.Q. will improve. The history in research towards the topic of exercise has most commonly been related to the effect it has on your body and your health but these two topics have rarely been tested within comparison of each other.
In the article Exercise Improves Kids Academics it talks about the international math and science test. This test showed that students in the United States students are average in academics compared to other countries, but kids in the United States are becoming more obese on average. With these two facts scientists created a test in 2007 to have students do aerobic exercises and then test. The test consisted of math, writing, science and other school topics. The test proved that the students who exercised and kept their body in shape and healthy did better on the test.
In some schools in the Unites States and in other countries physical education has been greatly reduced and in some cases eliminated. People often do not know how much academics and exercise go together because of the effect they both have on each other. The article Active Education this topic is discussed in a positive way. This article talks about how bad obesity is truly becoming in the U.S. due to a major lack in physical activity.
Over 25 million children in the United States are considered obese. That number is extremely high and could be reduced with no bad effects. A source I used discusses the No Child Left Behind policy. This policy states that every child should be treated equally and should have the best possible choices. Being healthy is the best choice for a child because it is good for their bodies and it will improve their school performance because their body is ready to go each and every day.
Exercise is not just for adults. Kids should be exercising at least one hour a day. Being healthy keeps kids brains functioning at a good speed, it keeps there heart rate and blood pressure healthy and it has several more benefits. Overall, exercise goes hand in hand with academics because if you are healthy you are bound to do better in school and in all of your academic performances.
Why don’t all schools enforce exercise more harshly if it improves kids grades? How does your body physical condition relate to your brain? Why did it take us so long to figure this out so more kids can improve their academics? Overall, your health is extremely important for many things especially academics and everyone needs to follow the proper routine to keep their body healthy.