CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Fitness
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2011, 06:55 AM   #1
Steven Price
Member Steven Price is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater  OK
Posts: 54

Reading the book Spark by John Ratey--best argument for the benefits of exercise I've seen..compelling data for re-establishing PE in schools (improvement in grades, behavior), assisting in depression and anxiety treatment, neurologic improvement of all types including brain growth, memory, etc etc. Very good read for all, especially school administrators.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
John Lowry
Member John Lowry is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh  PA
Posts: 31
Re: Spark

I read this book a couple of years ago when it was first published. The most memorable part was the study that took two groups with low academics and gave one of the groups PE early in the morning before their first class of the day. The scores of the group that took PE early in the morning skyrocketed compared to the group who did not.

As a PE teacher, this book is one of the strongest arguments for keeping physical education in our schools. It's a shame that most school districts, especially at the elementary level, require a bare minimum of time spent in PE per week. I see my students (k-6) only 40 minutes every 5 school days. I've been trying to convince administrators to allow more time for PE with the current budget cuts in Pennsylvania, I'm definitely not winning that battle.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.