To celebrate the publication of Proceedings of the Learning Connection Summit: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Student Achievement, I’m offering a short daily post during February on the ABCs of the health and academics.
J is for JAM (Just a Minute)
How long does it take to wake up a child’s body and brain? According to the physical activity experts at the free JAM program, just a minute makes difference. The JAM School Program brings physical activity and health education into the classroom, teaching kids (and adults) healthier lifestyle habits. JAM offers a weekly one-minute activity routine called JAMmin’ Minute®, a more extensive routine called JAM Blast®, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-tips. Why does JAM work for schools?
- It is fun and free!
- Whole class does the same thing creating a sense of community and belonging.
- The JAM routines help improve strength, conditioning and coordination.
- Brain breaks enhances ability to focus, concentrate and learn.
- Easily adds more physical activity minutes to the school day.
Sign up and give it a try to day – in your class or in a meeting. JAMmin’ is good for children and adults alike.