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Incorporating physical activity in classrooms has been shown to create physical, mental and academic benefits for students (Chaddock-Heyman, et al., 2014). The purpose of this research is to find how movement can be easily incorporated through classroom activities and breaks. These movement activities give educators the opportunity to teach students coping skills, such as meditation or stretching. This can provide mental health benefits and tools for students that may not have the opportunities to learn these skills. Physical activity, also aids cognitive functions helping students learn. Heightened cognitive functioning increases students’ academic abilities resulting in superior test performance.
Kujak, Kayla, "Physical Activity Integration in Schools: A Review of Benefits to Academics Success and Mental Health Stability" (2017). Counselor Education Capstones. 66.
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