Engage Students in Physical Activity Throughout the Day

Solutions to Foster Physical Activity Opportunities Before, During, and After School

Research has shown that daily physical activity can have a positive impact on students’ cognitive skills, attitudes, and academic performance. Physical activity during school includes a variety of settings throughout the day besides the requisite physical education instructional class. Integrating movement into the classroom can be as simple as using an educational game that incorporates tossing skills or adding seating that allows for movement, such as wobble stools and ball chairs. Additionally, providing supplies for active play, including balls, jump ropes, and discs, can ensure recess time or before/after school programs create every opportunity for physical activity.