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Monday, November 22, 2010

Exercise and IQ

I find this interesting. 

For years, there has been a cry for help in the fight against childhood obesity.  Our kids are too overweight.  Kids are not exercising. They are too plugged into technology. Kids are not going outside to "play" anymore. People depend on the schools to keep children active by making physical education mandatory. Is this enough? What about those students who "opt out" of PE by taking another elective with parental permission (like band) or even completing the course on-line. With recent budget cuts, some schools are cutting the program all together.

Read this article:  Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter? (shared by Francisco Rivera - thank you).

What are your opinions?  Can you find any other related articles?