Webinar — Physical Activity and Wellness: The Body-Brain Foundation of Academic Achievement

Experts from around the world present on how physical activity and wellness are essential sources of enhanced brain function, cardiovascular and metabolic health, and mental health that positively impact learning, growth, and development in schoolchildren, enabling them to be smart, healthy, and happy.

In addition, related to the presentations, and based on its two highly-successful pilot projects, learn about a school that the nonprofit, NGO American Sports Institute is creating—The Arete School of Sport Culture and Wellness—that will feature a physical activity, wellness, and arts-based, body-brain integrated learning methodology and curriculum as its foundation. The Arete School will serve as a model for transforming school systems worldwide, and will be a resource and training center for educators everywhere.

You can access the recorded webinar immediately below. Photos of the panelists are below the recording.

Prof. Herman Pontzer 

Duke University

Dr. Salomé Aubert

Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance

Prof. Charles Hillman

Northeastern University

Prof. Arja Sääkslahti

University of Jyväskylä

Prof. Caterina Pesce

University of Rome

Prof. David Lubans

The University of Newcastle

Prof. Celia Álvarez-Bueno

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Dr. Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan

Paoletti Foundation

Prof. Neha Gothe

University of Illinois

Prof. F. Gómez-Pinilla

University of Calif, Los Angeles

Prof. Zhen Yan

Virginia Tech University

Dr. Maria Åberg

University of Gothenburg

Prof. Julene Johnson

University of Calif, San Francisco

Prof. David Shernoff

Rutgers University

Eddie Alvarado

NBC Sports Bay Area

Shannon Mulholland

International Development Agencies

Jenn Leverentz

Twin Groves Middle School

Mark Ring

Lakes Community High School

Ken Dyar

Delano Union School District