May is National Physical Education and Sports Month and My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers, a franchise network with more than 200 locations worldwide, encourages families to take advantage of spring’s longer days and extra hours of sunlight by finding ways to incorporate regular physical activity into their children’s days.
According to Matthew Hendison, chief marketing and entertainment officer for My Gym Enterprises, the benefits of physical activity go way beyond meeting simple fitness goals. Recent research done by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) in partnership with Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NPHS) showed that physically active and fit students in the study performed significantly better in both mathematics and reading. Less fit students not only scored lower academically but were more likely to display disciplinary problems like absenteeism and suspensions. More.