Feed the mind with exercise

Combining academic performance and physical activity may sound a bit conflicting.  Surprisingly however, not only do academic performance and physical activity go together, they work best together.(Source) Studies have shown that academic performance can be increased through regular physical activity. This is because physical activity increases the amount of blood flow to the brain. Increased blood flow then releases endorphins which […]

Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain

We all know exercise is good for the body, but the simple act of moving is incredibly good for the brain too. Here are 5 examples which show the amazing effect that sport can have on the brain. 1. There’s a direct link In a 12 week experiment scientists found that when their subjects jogs […]

Hi, this is Sport for Thought

Who are we? We are a non-for-profit initiative aiming to raise awareness of the importance of sport and physical education throughout Australian Primary Schools. What does that mean? Primary schools have gradually been cutting down on the weekly time allocated for physical activity, moving further away from the recommended two hours of ‘planned’ sport a […]