Thursday, May 14, 2009


Research Articles

In the research articles that I have looked at cover many different area's of how Exercise and BDNF. These 5 articles (article 1, article 2, article 3, article 4, article 5) discuss a wide variety in how they are related from discussing preadolescences to comparing the relationship between mice and men in their physical activity and how it effects their BDNF.

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In this article it compares the effects of treadmill running (TR) with the prolification of the neural stem cells and how they are effected in middle age animals to help develop programs and evidence that effects humans in their middle age. It discovers that with TR the middle aged mice that were experimented that have low NSC have shown an increase in their NSC with TR and their adult hippocampal neurogenesis increases and show improvement in their mental state from the physical activity. With this knowledge I can use this in my teachings in the future where I can teach the students how physical activity is not just a grade that they need to earn but teaches them something much more important in that they can use physical activity in a way that can help their overall health in the future and I would be able to teach them things that they can use outside of school when they are in their middle ages.

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Where is the web-site from? Where in the world? Which country? Do you know where it is on a map? Describe it
This website is the CBC news website that stands for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, they are located in Toronto, Canada. Toronto is located just above the border of Canada by the New York State region called the Niagara region.
What do you think about this news piece....interesting...why or why not?
I think that this news piece is very interesting in that it proves that physical activity does increase learning for children in that it improves their behavior by decreasing potetenially bad behavior. Also seeing the difference in the concentration in the students after physical activity compared to before is unbelievable in that all of the students were concentrating and their learning ability increased dramatically.
Why wasn’t the PE teacher involved with City Park Collegiate experiment?
The PE teachers were not involved in this matter because when it comes to PE most students do not get their HR up and there is a lot of standing around or no participation at all. With that they do not include PE teachers at the City Park Collegiate experiment because they are almost forcing the students to do the work during the class but doing it at their own pace where they don’t need to do something that they don’t want to do such as in PE class.
What are the outcomes of the program?
The results of the program were unbelievable in that the overall grades from before the program started to after the program started increased at a dramatic rate where all the scores from their English reading and writing skills improved and their math scores increased. Also they increased in their physical education tests in sit-up and pushup and such. With this program an overall increase of mental and physical ability.
Are these outcomes similar to our New York State PE Standards? Explain your answer by giving details and examples, while comparing and contrasting.
The outcomes of the program are similar in ways to the New York State PE Standards in that the teaching methods in the program are beneficial to the students to increase their physical health but also used to increase their mental health. The facility that the students use are safe for them and it is accessible to them in that they are able to use the equipment and HR monitors easily

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