A new study shows that simple, high-intensity exercises help children learn and stay attentive in class.
The findings, published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, reveal that as little as four minutes of physical activity can improve children’s attentiveness and behavior in the classroom.
High-intensity interval training, commonly referred to as HIIT workouts, have been shown to improve adults’ physical and mental health. This type of physical training involves repeated bouts of brief, high-intensity exercises followed by varied recovery times. The benefits of HIIT workouts in adults is what inspired researchers to examine the effects that brief exercise bouts may have in the classroom setting.
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