In some schools, there has been a greater emphasis on academics—but are we building our kids’ brains while hurting their bodies?
Many districts have ditched P.E. and even recess to increase classroom time. And while it’s hard to argue against beefing up education, our kids are bulking up too.
The number of overweight and obese children has skyrocketed, and school is one of the best places to teach our kids about the value of exercise, plus allow them to burn calories.
If your child’s school has their P.E. program sitting on the sidelines, encourage your kids to play outside when they’re home—or play with them. And have them exercise alongside you. You may just build something your kids will never get in a classroom—a stronger relationship with you.
Here are some other blogs on the topic:
- Fitter kids make better grades: study
- CDC: PE classes cut as educators try to combat obesity
- Exercising at school boosts test scores, study finds
- Girls who walk/bike to school do better in tests
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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