Deakin University researchers have found short active breaks during schooling can help improve a child’s brain function and impulse control.

These latest findings show children’s brains work more efficiently if they have the short bursts of active breaks.

Dr Emiliano Mazzoli from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition said it provided more evidence children did not need to sit all day to learn.

“Breaking up prolonged time sitting down will not only help reduce students’ sedentary behaviour, it also supports the thinking skills critical for effective learning,” Dr Mazzoli said.

“Physical activity within the school environment is often viewed as competing with educational goals but these findings reveal the positive link between physical activity, cognitive function and educational attainment”.

So whilst we are remote learning make sure you get yourself up and outdoors for a bit of play and activity to boost your brain!