Naperville Central High School outside of Chicago is cutting edge. They've initiated exercise within classrooms and prior to class sessions to in order to improve student's grades, information retention, and cognitive abilities. This all was proven to be the case as reported on ABC World News.
"What we're trying to do here is jump start their brain," says Paul Zientarski, chairman of the Physical Education Department at Naperville. So the very first class of the day is physical education.Now, take that to the bank for improved work performance. Exercise in the morning is the best way to burn fat, boost healthy hormones, and improve your cognitive function.
And at Naperville, exercise isn't confined to the gym. There are bikes and balls right in the classroom. Even in reading class, these kids are constantly on the move.
Scientists say Naperville is on to something.
"Exercise, good fitness-based exercise, makes our brain more ready to learn," says John Ratey of the Harvard Medical School.
At the University of Illinois, Dr Charles Hillman's research shows that after a 30-minute stint on the treadmill, students actually do up to 10 percent better at problem solving.