ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise

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Title:

Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise

URL:

https://ed.ted.com/featured/X93aZK9s

Content Source:

Other
TED ED
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the explanation of how exercise improves brain health and function.

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 1
BK-3.12) Identify healthy stress-management strategies.

Examples: relaxation, deep breathing, aerobic exercise

Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 2
BK-3.12) Apply healthy stress-management techniques.

Examples: relaxation, deep breathing, aerobic exercise

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.7.2) Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: practicing proper use of prescription medications, good nutrition, proper rest, regular exercise; avoiding driver distractions

Tags: brain health, exercise, health, memory, mood, wellness
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit