KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unexploded aerial bomb detonated by Fort Wainwright soldiers; State: 16% of middle and high school students use e-cigarettes regularly and more ->
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Craig Medred: One easy fix
Call it exercise-plus. Not only would they get the health benefits of moving, they’d also get the psychological benefits of understanding what it means to sacrifice – no matter how small this sacrifice – for a good cause.
And they’d be better prepared for the school day. Here’s what neuroscientist and brain researcher Wendy Suzuki says about exercise:
“Better mood, better energy, better memory, better attention.”
In her TED talk, she calls, “exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain today.”
Teachers ought to be all down with this idea. Why?
“…The most common finding in neuroscience studies looking at effects of long-term exercise,” Suzuki notes, “is improved attention function dependent on your prefrontal cortex.”
The Edmond Sun: Hannah, Morris, Sorrell signing books in Edmond