Exercise improves the brain and Nepal is ahead of the game

Edge of Seven Contributor: Emily Stanley

If you’ve visited rural Nepal, you’ve probably seen groups of enthusiastic students standing, alert and in formation, outside of school in the early morning.

Students line up prior to school to complete an extensive routine of exercises and stretches, oftentimes to the beat of a drum.  They begin their school days stimulated and invigorated, but calm and attentive – a great recipe for learning.

Nepal is ahead of the game, as exercise helps to increase blood flow, improve academic performance and generally ramp up the development of a child’s brain.

Students + Early morning exercise = Smart, motivated kids 

And NPR agrees: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5742152.

Morning Calisthenics (Photo Credit: Rachael Grace Photography)

Toe Touches (Photo Credit: Rachael Grace Photography)

In formation

Drumroll please!

Waiting for instructions

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