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How to Grow a Better Brain

Smart Moves for Your Brain continued...

Step it up! Scientists are studying kids' exercise to see if it helps them at school. Here's what they've found: Kids who exercise hard for at least 30 minutes on five or more days a week get better grades! Try things like running, cycling, or lap swimming. Sports like soccer, tennis, or basketball are great choices, too.

Get creative. So what if it's raining or snowing? Put on some music and dance around your room! Vacuum the whole house. Go up and down the stairs.

Exercise with others. For many kids, it's easier to exercise if you have company. Challenge your buddies to a ping-pong tournament, street hockey game, or shoot hoops. Join your parents on a hike to the creek. Bike to school with your neighborhood friends.

So what are you waiting for? Get moving!

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff, MD on March 04, 2014