Exercise stresses muscle cells, ultimately causing the release of chemicals in the brain, particularly Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), that prepare the brain for and strengthen memory and learning.
Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function.
John Ratey, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Integrating Exercise 4 Learning into the school day is working with our physiology to optimize the educational experience, form life-long healthy lifestyles, and be more successful in school and life.
Video to the left summarizes the effects of using the strategy of an Exercise Learning Center.
Exercise interspersed throughout the students’ school day to allows their bodies and brains to develop optimally for their best educational experience.