School is coming to an end for kids across the country, but here is a tip to help them succeed in the next school year. Get more exercise. In a new study published in the journal Plos One, researchers in the United Kingdom collected data on over 4000 children. They found that for both 7- and 11-year-olds, physical activity had a positive effect on emotional and behavioral regulation skills and academic achievement. The American Heart Association recommends kids get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Parents should schedule exercise for their children like it’s a homework assignment. Whether your child plays a team or individual sport or engages in physical activity with their friends, being active each day can help children succeed in the classroom.
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