The importance of physical activity in elementary aged children affecting their health, behavoir, and learning
The obesity epidemic has only soared to higher intensities in the past decade. The frightening part is that the proportion of obese children in society is greater than ever before. Many studies show the positive benefits of physical activity for children and adults alike. The medical community has recently accepted the fact that the brain can form more neural connections and physical activity aides the process.
The majority of this study is dedicated to the good health, behavior, and academic excellence that can be achieved by elementary students if they are allowed to be physically active for at least forty-five minutes a day. The responsibility lies with the public school system. It is their job to ensure these requirements are met by adjusting the curriculum to allow time for physical activity.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education
Sports and Fitness
Dissertations, Academic -- Education;Education -- Dissertations, Academic
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Meleis, Angela M., "The importance of physical activity in elementary aged children affecting their health, behavoir, and learning" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 798.