At Up-Grade we know that activity helps release dopamine (motivation, drive and pleasure), serotonin (compulsions and memory) and norepinephrine (concentration, alertness and energy), which positively contribute to a young person's mood and cognition. Up-Grade experiences positive practical, measurable results day-in and day-out, and it's all based in neuroscience and behavioural therapy theory.
While exercise in good for the body, Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, argues it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in the classroom! This internationally recognized expert in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores, lower behavioral problems, and help the overall well-being of today's students.
Kathleen Tullie discusses neurogenesis (the brain's production of neurons) and how activity helps release dopamine (motivation, drive and pleasure), serotonin (compulsions and memory) and norepinephrine (concentration, alertness and energy), all positively contributing to our mood and cognition.
Quality, daily physical education in schools not only reduces obesity amongst our children, but it improves academic performance.
Zientarski discusses the program in America which has produced dramatic improvements in test scores, behavior and childhood obesity.
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.
However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.