“The effects appeared regardless of gender and socioeconomic differences, so it seems that regardless of his or her race or family income, the fitness of a child’s body and mind are tightly linked.” 
The research is clear. If we want students to succeed academically, we need to help them know how to take care of their bodies and encourage them to do so. The Walking Classroom is an excellent tool to help improve your students’ health literacy and build those healthy habits!
In a previous post, we explained the importance of making students aware of the health messages to help avoid confusion about which podcast they are listening to. However, the benefits of the health messages go well beyond just preventing confusion. These important health messages are presented in brief, kid-friendly language and content, and cover a range of health topics including: the cognitive benefits of exercise, the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, and the benefits of Vitamin C.
Where to look
You can also see all of podcasts and their accompanying health messages in the matrix, located at the back of the Teacher’s Guide or download them below.
Start off strong!
Emphasizing the health messages at the beginning of the year will help students be more attuned to listening for that golden nugget of health wisdom all year long, and we’ve got just the thing to help you do it!
We have developed some health posters that coincide with the core health content covered during the first seven days of the program. The posters present this important information in a fun, easy to understand format. You can download and print them out to display in your classroom, or display them electronically as you cover the content. Either way, your students will be much more likely to remember that people in the past were far more active when they see a caveman running across the across the page!