Recent reports from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document that youth who are physically active and fit demonstrate higher levels of academic performance and fewer behavioral problems. Legacy Charter School's multifaceted approach to education is based on the premise that a 'sound body nurtures a sound mind.' Physically active children tend to have greater academic achievement and enhanced cognition. Physical activity has also been documented to support learning capacity along with stimulating structural changes in the brain important for learning.
Legacy Charter School is committed to youth fitness and healthy behaviors and is the only school in South Carolina to provide every child, in all grade levels, 45 minutes of daily physical education, while receiving nutritious meals exceeding current state and national recommendations. Legacy Charter School also recognizes that positive health behaviors taught at school need to be reinforced at home. The behaviors parents model consistently impact how children behave in and out of school. Health behaviorists have written extensively about the impact of direct observation and the behaviors children replicate as a result of watching their parents. Parents who model healthy behaviors not only improve their own wellness, but also demonstrate the importance of these healthy behaviors to their children.
By joining one of its fitness centers, parents learn important health from fitness specialists holding degrees in Health Sciences from Furman University. Parents also learn the benefits of regular physical activity focusing on strategies to lead a healthy lifestyle. Legacy Charter is the only school in South Carolina to provide its parents with these unique opportunities, free of charge.
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Participating in regular physical activity can clearly have a tremendous impact on physical health, as well as significantly improve emotional and intellectual wellness. Yet, two out of three adults are not active at recommended levels. Many personal variables, including physiological, behavioral, and psychological factors affect physical activity participation. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inconvenience and family obligations are two of the most frequently cited barriers preventing adults from regular participation in physical activity.
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