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[Article] Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solves Attention Deficit Disorder

Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solves Attention Deficit Disorder [Source: Live the Organic Dream]

Public education is more stressful than ever for our children, as standardized testing requirements increase and programs like art, music and physical education are being phased out.

The result of this type of environment is predictable, and the medical establishment and big pharma are making a killing by drugging active children with ADHD medications – but one Texas school district is challenging that status quo.

Students don’t have to be drugged to do well. Meditation in schools is highly effective at reducing school violence and increasing concentration for learning. Higher quality nutritious and organic foods, rather than processed snack foods and fast foods, when served in school cafeterias are another part of creating an environment more conducive to the needs of children.

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[Article] Playtime Is a Must for Kids' Future Health

Playtime Is a Must for Kids' Future Health (Express Tribune)

Turns out, daily playtime doesn’t just help children relax – there are many more benefits attached to it. As little as 10 minutes of scheduled play can ultimately reduce their risk of developing diabetes or heart diseases later on in life, suggests a new study.

In fact, scientists recommend replacing light-intensity physical activity with brief periods of vigorous exercise as it can provide significant cardiometabolic benefits in kids – particularly in those with large waist measurements and elevated insulin levels, reported Daily Mail.

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