Exercise facilitates memory: Implications for helping youngsters learn in school

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Ang Chen, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Up to this day I still can vividly remember a routine in my elementary school: the daily school-wide morning calisthenics. It started at about 7:45 am in the school courtyard. Our physical education teacher stood on the concrete stage where our principal would give her talk at school assemblies. All children and teachers would follow the teacher's lead to do the eight-segment national calisthenics in unison with loud music from loudspeakers affixed on trees around the courtyard. When I visited the school last May, I saw that students still performed the routine faithfully but with a different set of calisthenics program. The principal said, exactly like what my principal would, that the morning exercise could help students learn in classroom by following the “Three-Excellence” doctrine: excellent health, excellent learner, and excellent citizen.

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Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1(1), 5-6
Language: English
Date: 2012
commentary, exercise, learning

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