6. Step It Up and Kickstart Your Brain®
Step It Up and Kickstart Your Brain® is our physical fitness component, complete with a live-action certified personal trainer, and it’s where kids can win cool kids’ prizes. According to famed neurosurgeon John Tew, MD, “The newest research shows that as important as exercise is for your body, it’s even more important for your brain. Twenty (20) minutes of aerobic exercise stimulates growth of new synapses, facilitating the grasp of more complex material and adds new nerve cells which support recent memory acquisition.” The physical fitness section of the Clever Crazes program demonstrates sixteen (16) specific exercises and allows the student or the educator to record on the website the number of repetitions the students perform.
If a student does not have access to a computer to record the number of repetitions (reps) as an individual, or if the students are performing the exercises as a classroom or group, a downloadable and printable Step It Up and Kickstart Your Brain® Exercise Tracking Form is provided for the registered adult to enter the students’ reps for each of the exercises. An adult must complete recording of the information from the Exercise Tracking Form into the Enter My Athlete’s Reps for Week Form on the CCK Website by Saturday, 11:59 pm EST. Downloadable and printable Two Ways to Win flyers are also available to share with parents and guardians, providing them with information about this e-learning website and its activities that their kids can also enjoy at home.