Science now believes exercise is not just good for your heart, it can also make you smarter and that means it can make you better at what you do. It works fast too…stimulating your nervous system is one of the best ways to perform at a higher level within a short period of time.
Experiments show that most children rank highly creative (right side of brain) before entering school. Our educational systems places a higher value on left brain skills such as mathematics, logic and language than they do on drawing or using our imagination, only ten percent of these same children will rank “highly creative” by age 7. Exercises, as well as playing with musical instruments may encourage the use of both sides of the brain.
This infographic illustrates how physical activity and sport can pump your brain and affect your children in the classroom.