We all know that stretching exercises are necessary to “warm up” before doing any gymnastics moves and skills. These kids do a great job of demonstrating warm-up exercises.
But did you know that all of the exercise kids of any age get at gymnastics lessons can actually make them do better in school?
The latest research shows that increased physical activity and improved academic outcomes don’t have to be an either-or-proposition. In fact, physical activity and academic success go hand and hand – a true win-win for all.
Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can also lead to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class and lower rates of childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), school-aged youth should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to reap these benefits.
So getting your child involved in gymnastics just might result in better grades at school!