Power Up for 30

Five young friends running outdoors smilingPart of Georgia SHAPE, Gov. Nathan Deal’s statewide initiative to combat childhood obesity, Power Up for 30 is a voluntary program that encourages every elementary school in Georgia to include an additional 30 minutes of physical activity each day.
Research shows a strong positive relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement. Daily exercise challenges the brain so it can grow. Incorporating just 30 minutes (or more!) of physical activity into the daily school routine without altering the academic schedule can make children more alert and ready to learn. As the training partner for this initiative, HealthMPowers provides teachers with simple strategies and resources to integrate physical activity into the school day to improve student fitness and support learning.

 

Learn more about Power Up for 30: GeorgiaShape.org