People have known for millennia that a healthy body makes a healthy mind, and academic research has made this link clearer. Exercise dramatically boosts cognitive ability, attentional control, and executive functions.
For eighth graders, physical education and wellness are focused on cooperation and culture-building group activities. With fun games and activities, they improve their hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor movements, teamwork, and physical fitness. Students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone in all activities, especially while completing the FitnessGram assessment, which includes tests of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.Inquire