Healthy bodies, healthy minds, Spring 2012
As this issue of Better explains, physical and mental health can make a difference to student test scores. Physical exercise gets us fit, produces endorphins, encourages mastery, and helps us to work in teams. Yoga may help students to be more mindful, getting them to reflect on immediate choices about what they eat, hear, and do. School curricula such as LifeSkills Training can boost young people’s ability to resist doing what they should not do, like taking drugs. A tired and satisfied child will sleep through the night and wake up ready for school.
|4–5||Using physical education and sports to raise school standards
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|6–7||Sports and educational achievement||Karen Schucan Bird, Mark
Newman, and Janice Tripney
|8–9||Physical activity programs for at-risk students||David Lubans|
|10–11||Mindful yoga for urban youth||Tamar Mendelson and
|12–13||Do martial arts help or harm?||Jikkemien Vertonghen and
|14–15||How does sleep affect academic performance?||Eric Eide and Mark Showalter|
|16–17||Addressing school effects on drug use||Adam Fletcher|
|18–19||LifeSkills Training and educational performance||Kenneth Griffin and Gilbert Botvin|
|20–21||Promoting positive behaviors and self-image||Chudley Werch|
|22–23||Helping parents prevent problem behavior||Kevin Haggerty and
|24–25||Evidence in the news|
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