NPR: Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom

December 20, 2011

Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom

“Kids pay better attention to their subjects when they’ve been active. Kids are less likely to be disruptive in terms of their classroom behavior when they’re active. Kids feel better about themselves, have higher self-esteem, less depression, less anxiety – all of those things can impair academic performance and attentiveness.”

-Dr. Antronette Yancey
(Director, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities)