Are Washington students primed for success? Research has proven that physical education and physical activity provide many benefits for students, such as: • Improved academic achievement, including grades and standardized test scores • Enhanced attention, concentration and on-task behavior • Reduced discipline referrals and participation in high-risk behaviors ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Average Composite of 20 Student Brains Taking the Same Test BRAIN AFTER SITTING QUIETLY BRAIN AFTER 20 MINUTE WALK Hillman, C.H. The Effect of Acute Treadmill Walking on Cognitive Control & Academic Achievement in Preadolescent Children. 2009. Physical Fitness and Achievement Test Performance Increased Fitness Levels = Higher Test Scores! Hillman C.H., Erickson K.I., Kramer A.F. Be Smart, Exercise Your Heart: Exercise Effects on Brain and Cognition. 2008. New for 2016! Physical Education + Physical Activity = Student Success Students benefit when their school has a well-designed physical education program and offers 60 minutes of school-based physical activity each day. How do Washington schools stack up? To find out, download the free 2016 Shape of the Nation™ report at shapeamerica.org/success. 50 MILLION STRONG by 2029 SHAPE America is committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.
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