Study Shows Active Play Improves Thinking Skills in Children
As outdoor time becomes more scarce for classrooms, the number of studies linking active play to health benefits in children continues to increase. In fact, a recent study in "Pediatrics" shows 7-to-9-year-old children who play at least 70 minutes a day displayed improved thinking skills in multitasking as compared to children who weren't active. The study incorporated Fitness Improves Thinking in Kids with 109 kids at the University of Illinois and involved snacks, fitness and nutrition lessons, and 70 minutes of active play.
By Jordan Moses
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