Ginny Smith Presents "Brain Exercises" at State Conference
EMS Physical Education Teacher Ginny Smith recently presented at the NJAHPERD* Lake Conference in Hardwick, New Jersey. Entitled Brain Exercises, Mrs. Smith discussed how and why aerobic exercise and "cross-lateral movement challenges" stimulate brain function. Neuroscience is revealing that exercise can elevate neurotransmitter levels in the brain, which in turn, may optimize focus and retention in children. For this reason, Mrs. Smith advocates a regular "diet" of movement in the academic day. Her presentation also featured the demonstration of activities and exercises teachers may utilize in either a gym or classroom setting.
* NJAHPERD: New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance