Exercise is Crucial for Brain Health

Everyone knows movement is vital for physical health, but it's also incredibly important to keep brains performing at their best

Award-Winning Educator

Writer & Educator

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

With a PhD from the University of Toronto in Comparative Literature, Jennifer is an award-winning educator who has taught for twenty years at the university, college and high-school level and also worked with young adults as they are launching their careers. A published author of books & articles, Jennifer believes teens & young adults, parents, teachers, coaches and all who work with children and young people deserve the most up-to-date information and knowledge especially when it comes to their health and safety. "The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health" is being published by Prometheus Books (Globe & Pequot) and Brilliance Audio on March 8, 2022. For more information and resources, see https://www.bulliedbrain.com/.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Continuing Education Credit in Florida

    • Continuing Education Credit

    • Quiz Questions

  • 2

    ONE Exercise & Healthy Brains 0 to 5

    • 1.1 Introduction

    • 1.1 Introduction Video

    • 1.2 Overview

    • 1.2 Overview Video

  • 3

    TWO Replacing a Neuro-Myth with Research on Exercise

    • 2.1 Exercise Positively Impacts Learning

    • 2.1 Exercise Positively Impacts Learning Video

    • 2.2 Debunking the Neuro-Myth of "Brain Gym"

    • 2.2 Debunking the Neuro-Myth of "Brain Gym" Video

  • 4

    THREE Exercise's Positive Impact on Brain Development

    • 3.1 Exercise Helps Brain Cells Grow

    • 3.1 Exercise Helps Brain Cells Grow Video

    • 3.2 Exercise and Academic Learning

    • 3.2 Exercise and Academic Learning Video

  • 5

    FOUR Exercise as a Stress-Reducer

    • 4.1 Managing Stress with Exercise

    • 4.1 Managing Stress with Exercise Video

    • 4.2 Movement & Mindfulness

    • 4.2 Movement & Mindfulness Video

  • 6

    FIVE Managing Anxiety & Depression with Exercise

    • 5.1 Managing Anxiety with Exercise

    • 5.1 Managing Anxiety with Exercise Video

    • 5.2 Managing Depression with Exercise

    • 5.2 Managing Depression with Exercise Video

  • 7

    SIX Managing Distraction & Aggression with Exercise

    • 6.1 Managing Distraction with Exercise

    • 6.1 Managing Distraction with Exercise Video

    • 6.2 Managing Aggression with Exercise

    • 6.2 Managing Aggression with Exercise Video

  • 8

    SEVEN Exercise & Outdoor Play

    • 7.1 Exercise in Outdoor Settings

    • 7.1 Exercise in Outdoor Settings Video

    • 7.2 Natural Assessment

    • 7.2 Natural Assessment Video

  • 9

    EIGHT Inactivity, Obesity Epidemic & Athletes for Life

    • 8.1 Exercise, Obesity & Mental Acuity

    • 8.1 Exercise, Obesity & Mental Acuity Video

    • 8.2 Athletes for Life

    • 8.2 Athletes for Life Video