Exercise, Grades K-5
Exercise is good for your overall health—including your brain! According to experts, the recommended amount of exercise to keep your mind sharp is about an hour a day. As your heart rate increases during exercise, blood flow to the brain increases. In addition, because your brain is more active carrying out the exercise, the blood flows more easily into the tissue of the brain. Both of these mechanisms allow your brain to be exposed to more oxygen and nutrients.
- Title: Exercise Brain-Break Activity
- Setting: In Classroom or on Video Conference
- Time Frame: 15 Minutes
- Paired Dana Foundation Fact Sheet: 3rd-5th Grade How Does the Brain Work?