White Paper – Pinkpineapples23

1.Physical activity, Fitness, and Physical Education: Effects on Academic Performance

The Content of the Article: The relationship between physical activity and physical fitness to brain health and to academic performance. Children should be provided with physical activity breaks, may increase time and attention on a task in a classroom setting.

What it proves: Physical activity is related to cognitive development and a healthier body. Children who are physically active outperform the inactive and unfit children for a short and long term. Overall, increases of physical activity improve the brain structure and the function that underlies academic performance.

2. Physical activity may help kids do better in school

The content of the article: Physical activity improving a child’s academic performance. Providing different studies assessing children in physical activity and comparing them to children who are not activity. Providing in school physical activity can benefit the kids.

What it proves: Children who are physical activity do better on test then children who are not active. Fitness in kids tends to corelate with higher socioeconomic status which strongly predictive of academic achievement. Where activity was added in schools, children who were at risk for obesity are now in the normal body range of mass index.

3. Preschoolers not getting enough physical activity in child care

The content of the article: The children spent 73% of tier time sedentary. They are claiming that the more active the children are at an early age the more likely they will maintain a higher activity level throughout their childhood.

What it proves:Spending little time on physical activity risks setting patterns for inactivity that will follow the children into their childhood. They have barriers that inhibits them to provide the children with physical activity, the space is not safe for play and the fear of the children getting hurt.

4. Physical activity: Benefits of exercise for health and wellbeing  

The content of the article: Provides the benefits of physical activity in different categories. The Categories are health, brain function, and emotional and mental health.   

What it proves:Physical activity helps to develop the children’s movement skills. Moderate intensity can increase the size of an area of the brain where learning and memory are involved. Being physically active can reduce any anxiety for people who have heightened anxiety. It will allow children to make more friends if they are physical active, especially in sports.

5. The Value of Movement Activities for Young Children  

The content of the article: Movement is important in a young child’s life. It can help not only motorically but emotionally and socially. They can benefit from many different types of motor activities. Movement can also help children with disabilities.

What it proves: Cooperative activities can help children learn to work together which can help them socially. The simple activities can help long reaching skill that can assists a child later in life. For children with disabilities, movement activates is a starting point for further development in other areas.

3 thoughts on “White Paper – Pinkpineapples23”

  1. PinkPineapple, you’ve gathered a very disparate collection of sources here, one of which cites more than 200 additional academic resources, all of which apparently lend to the conclusion that physical activity is beneficial not only for the bodies of youth but also for their brains.

    It’s hard to tell what value the other four sources will have once you’ve combed through some of the academic sources cited in the NCBI study. They’re all derivative of more impressive sources and attempt to simplify and popularize the conclusions of others without offering their own evidence.

    If you hadn’t found the first source, the others might be helpful in finding it, but once you’ve arrived at the trove, you can discard your map and start digging.

    This one study appears to offer so much incontrovertible evidence that it’s hard to know how your own work can ever find its way out from under the original. It seems the most you might be able to accomplish will be to point your readers to this paper and encourage them to read it.

    So that will be your challenge. Having unhappily landed immediately on the one source that makes your additional research unnecessary, you have nothing left to do but summarize it down to 3000 words.


  2. Or . . . you can narrow your hypothesis. SOMETHING about this long report should intrigue you, make you question, come as a surprise. Read it through with an inquisitive and skeptical eye, PP, and see what you come up with that will reward further study and investigation.

    Has anyone actually proved that “frequent physical activity breaks” improve performance on cognitive tasks?

    Would the authors suggest that walking on a treadmill WHILE attempting to solve logic or reasoning problems is beneficial.

    Does the current fad of standing at our desks contribute somehow to better performance? Would it help kids in school to abandon desks in favor of something more aerobic?

    In other words, now that you’ve found this one excellent source that seems to answer all your questions, ask it some questions back. Resist its conclusions. Make it prove itself, and if the evidence isn’t there, see if you can find it.
    No report is in itself complete or sufficient. This one can’t be perfect, but your 3000 words could help make it so.

    Your reactions, please?


  3. With the resource I have, you would like me to go more in depth with it? As far as using it as a start then go into if the breaks mentioned in it could actually benefit? Would I have to research more on that?


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