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Tai Chi for Beginners Young and Old

Tai Chi for Beginners

Do you want to learn all about Tai Chi for beginners?  Tai Chi focuses on specific postures which work to enhance energy flow throughout the body. It releases stress both in the mind and throughout the body and helps to improve the smoothness and flexibility within the joints.  All ages can benefit from the practice […]

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Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on later academic achievement

Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on Later Academic Achievement

Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on Later Academic Achievement Are you concerned when you see young children enter kindergarten who may not be ready?  The concern is usually for a good reason.  When children do not arrive with school readiness skills it can affect later academic achievement.  Human Movement Science […]

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Physical Fitness, Self Control and ADHD

The Journal of Psychophysiology investigated the relationship between physical fitness and resting-state electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillations in 28 children (23 boys and 5 girls) with ADHD.   In addition, each child completed a battery of physical fitness assessments including flexibility, muscular endurance, power, and agility tests. The results indicated the following: 1.  ADHD children with higher […]

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Extra Physical Activity and Academic Achievement

Research on the impact of physical activity intervention program on academic achievement was published in the Journal of School Health. The study provided 408 twelve year olds with an additional two hours per week of extra play and motion activities. The control groups were three different schools (matched for male/female ratio, average level of income, […]

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Physical Fitness and White-Matter Tracts in Children

Frontiers in Neuroscience published research looking at the diffusion MRIs of 24 nine and 10-year-old children to determine an association between aerobic fitness and the brain. The study showed that children who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in their brains than children who are less fit. More specifically, the […]

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Freebie from the Summer Fitness Challenge

Download this freebie from the Summer Fitness Challenge to get kids moving this summer!  You can download it at http://yourtherapysource.com/summerfitnessfreebie.html

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Physical Fitness, Academics and Middle School

Physical Fitness, Academics and Middle School Research was published on 838 middle school students who were assessed with the FITNESSGRAM and the Illinois Standardized Assessment Tests. The results indicated the following: “1. Boys in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) for aerobic fitness or muscular endurance were 2.5 to 3 times more likely to pass their […]