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Importance of recess for elementary school students

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on Feb 16, 2017 7:20:00 AM

I've spent over a decade examining the link between physical activity and academic achievement and cognition among students. Understanding how movement affects student outcomes—from health and fitness to achievement—has been the focus of my research with thousands of young learners. I wanted to share with you some information about the importance of recess for elementary school students.

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Topics: move to learn, recess, Dr. Julian Reed

Study: Daily Physical Education Improves Thinking and Fitness

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Oct 28, 2015 3:14:13 PM

ActivEd was co-founded by Dr. Julian Reed as a way to help educators utilize his research in the classroom. As a associate professor at Furman University, his research continues. Most recently, he has been conducting a longitudinal study on the effects of daily physical education in students. 

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Topics: Physical Education, Dr. Julian Reed, PE

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