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15 Simple Ideas To Keep Bodies, Brains, And Families Physically And Mentally And Connected This Summer

Research has repeatedly shown that physical exercise improves learning abilities—it increases blood flow to the brain and makes neural connections stronger. Studies have also shown that athletes are better at making executive decisions and adapting to different ideas.

But that doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be athletes to keep the grey matter nourished this summer. Dive into classic vacation activities this summer and keep the cognitive wheels turning with these tested-and-true activities that keep the brain—and the body—healthy and happy.

1.     Climb a tree

2.     Swim in a lake

3.     Go for a hike

4.     Ride a bike

5.     Fly a kite

6.     Play hide and go seek

7.     Play soccer

8.     Play baseball

9.     Build a fort

10.   Run through a sprinkler

11.   Play hopscotch

12.   Climb to the top of the monkey bars

13.   Go canoeing

14.   Go on a scavenger hunt

15.   Head to the track and race your friends

Oxford Learning provides supplemental education services across North America. It offers programs for young people from preschool through university, and its cognitive approach goes beyond tutoring to ignite a lifelong love of learning. Find out more at http://www.OxfordLearning.com.

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