It is a fact universally acknowledged that exercising helps our brain perform better and drives away several severe and sometimes chronic illnesses particularly those that appear in a later period of our life like dementia and schizophrenia. You might be wondering what kind of exercises we are talking about here. Well, scientifically speaking, both mental and physical exercises are very important to our general well-being and it would be unfair to compare and prioritise one over the other. They are like blood and air to our body, we need both of them for our functioning. Anyway, since we have already published many posts on the importance of mental exercises the last of which was an article posted just a day ago entitled " The Importance of Video Games In Learning " we would now be fair to the physical kind of exercises and provide some resources on this topic too.
The following are some of the best articles you would find ever find online that talks about the importance of physical exercises on learning. Larry Ferlazzo has really done an excellent job and compiled for us some of them. If you have more suggestions do not hesitate to share with use in the comment part below.
1- A New York Times article entitled " How Exercise Fuels the Brain "
2- A Scientific American article entitled " How Exercise Jogs the Brain "
3- An ABC World News article entitled " Bikes, Balls in Class: How Phys Ed Transformed One School "
4- An NPR ticle entitled " Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom "
5- A CBC News article entitled " Morning exercise to spark kids’ learning "
6- Another article from New York Times entitled " Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter? "
7- An article from Edutopia entitled " A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind "
8- An article from Science Daily entitled " Physical Activity May Strengthen Kids Ability to Pay Attention "
9- An article from PBS Teachers entitled " The importance of Movement and Physical Activity "