Improves students’ learning and overall academic achievement

Reduces disruptive
behavior in the classroom

Lowers stress in students

Leads to greater on-task
behavior in the classroom

Improves students’ memory,
attention and concentration

development by
social skills

Allows students to learn which
physical activities they
enjoy, fostering lifetime activity

Supports the normal
growth and physical
development of students

Helps students meet the
nationally recommended 60 minutes
of daily physical activity

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Increases classroom engagement

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  Recess, along with effective health and physical education,
 supports the 50 Million Strong commitment to
 empower all children to lead active and healthy lives.