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University team studying impact of physical activity at elementary schools

from Fayette County Public Schools via KyForward

When Amber Livingood's third-graders take a five-minute movement break, a University of Kentucky student watches closely as they clip on small pedometers and literally go through the motions. After the youngsters log their time and number of steps and then return to task, the college observer takes note of how often Livingood prompts the class or redirects a child and of their behavioral compliance — comparing the half-hour before and after the mid-class break. Later, the Livingood and others on her UK team will also review the students' standardized test scores to gauge the effect of these brain breaks. more

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