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How Fitness Benefits Students

The connection between mind and body is often given an important place in adult wellness programs, yet for children, that connection may be even more important. Elementary schools nationwide have reduced or eliminated recess times, and some public school districts have cut back on physical education classes as a way of reducing budgets. All in spite of overwhelming evidence from multiple studies showing that physical fitness is vital not only to children’s bodies, but also to their minds. Dr. Trent A. Petrie, co-author of a study by the University of North Texas that was presented to the American Psychological Association, said, “Cardiorespiratory fitness was the only factor that we consiste

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