Everyone knows that most kids love recess. But what you might not know is that climbing to the top of a slide or swinging from the monkey bars can help lead your student to success in the classroom. There is exhaustive research that suggests that physically active people are not only healthier but also perform better on tests of cerebral or intellectual ability. Further, establishing an active lifestyle as a student can help set healthy patterns that will last into adulthood.
Studies have consistently demonstrated that physically active people are not only healthier but also perform better on tests of cerebral or intellectual ability. Some studies even indicate that the results can be immediate– even a quick 5-minute walk can yield instant results. Most studies show that the more exercise students get, the more proficient their mental faculties and cerebral performance can become. A healthy and active lifestyle is a routine that needs practice and reinforcement to make into a lifelong habit, which is why we encourage all of our students to become active from a young age.
Here at Impact Christian Academy, we believe that offering a dynamic program of student activities is vital to the educational and spiritual development of the student. Just this school year we unveiled a brand-new playground for our Lower School Students as well as a weight room for our student-athletes to utilize in their athletic journey. We have a robust offering of experiences to enhance the development of positive student habits and attitudes that will prepare them for life outside of athletics. With our teams winning at the district and regional levels, we have established a winning athletics program. But more importantly, we don’t subscribe to the “winning at any cost mentality” that can be so damaging to student development, but rather we view athletics as a platform used to bring glory to God.
Ultimately, countless health benefits are brought on by physical activity. This is why this month we are encouraging our entire community of learning to get active this November. Whether it is team sports, pick-up games, weekend trips to the gym, or daily walks around the block, we can take care of our bodies and let our minds follow positive patterns of achievement. To learn more about the athletic programs at Impact Christian Academy, visit: https://icajax.com/athletics/