ERIC Number: EJ886219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 61
Let's Move! School Psychologists as Change Agents in the Domain of School-Based Physical Activity
Fedewa, Alicia L.; Clark, Teresa P.
Communique, v38 n6 p1, 19-22 Mar-Apr 2010
Many of the students the authors have worked with see recess as a refuge from the multiple demands of school. Yet, how many school psychologists truly understand the multidimensional benefit of physical activity in schools? Increased physical activity has been associated with better physical health, improved mental health, and higher academic achievement. However, programs that encourage physical activity in school may be viewed as expendable in the current economic times. This article highlights the importance of physical activity for the general well-being of students and offers information to encourage school psychologists to become advocates for school-based activity.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, School Psychologists, Change Agents, Physical Health, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Advocacy
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