black-boy-jumping.jpgAfter settling in and listening to the morning announcements, the boys in the behavioral class at a Canadian public school don’t hit the books. They hit the gym.

With four treadmills and four stationary bikes set up in their classroom, the class of boys works up a sweat for 20 minutes before getting down to business. They can also use the equipment during the day when they need to. The unusual experiment at the Etobicoke elementary school is based on a growing body of research tying physical activity to improved attention and learning.

Other schools are incorporating daily activity or dancing for kids saying it makes them better able to concentrate back in class.

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