According to a study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fittness in December of 2012, middle school students who are more physically active score better on tests. Most schools are cutting physical activity back and kids are becoming more overweight and at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and much more.
We need to provide balanced education that includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Most schools are overfocused in academics. We also need to include social skills and learning how to live in community so we can get the most out of life.
We also know that time spent away from electronic equipment and in nature increases our creativity by 50% in just a few days.