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Quick Cardio Breaks for Testing Time
As schools approach the academic testing season, teachers focus on creating the optimal testing environment. Encouraging students to get enough sleep and eat healthy food are certainly part of the equation, but don't forget a healthy dose of exercise to boost student attention during testing time.
Studies show that 15-20 minute bouts of cardiovascular activity contribute to increased attention when students return to the classroom. Share these 10 quick cardio breaks ideas with classroom teachers for a beneficial 15-20 minute boost to success! Cardio work with a training partner can make activity fun, social, and supportive-kids should be able to talk but not sing and training partners can challenge each other.
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