Physical exercise a good warm-up for learning
A first-period exercise class is helping Illinois teens prime their brains for the day's coursework -- a model that should be expanded nationwide, some education and medical experts say. Researcher John J. Ratey said, "The exercise itself doesn't make you smarter, but it puts the brain of the learners in the optimal position for them to learn."
Ratey, J. (2008). Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Education and the Brain. Little, Brown and Co.