Fort Collins, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2014 -- With the latest in fitness curriculum, Mighty Kicks Soccer programs provide children the opportunity to get exercise, have fun and learn at the same time. The Mighty Kicks Soccer Franchise is ahead of the curve when it comes to developing children on and off the soccer field. They use the world's most popular game to help students succeed and achieve in sports, school and life. Their high energy curriculum not only helps children create healthy lifestyle habits, but it actually helps them learn as well.
Today’s children have to deal with the challenges of high stress, low self-esteem, obesity, ADHD, and depression. These adversities impact their learning. Cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal gland to the sympathetic nervous system during stress, makes it hard for students to focus and regulate their emotions. Some studies have indicated that too much cortisol may cause brain neurons to shrink as well has have a negative effect on memory. Cortisol can also trigger the “fight or flight” response, diverting blood glucose from the brain to muscles.
Doctor Kelly McGonigal has found that “exercise turns out to be the closest thing to a wonder drug that self-control scientists have discovered. Physical exercise makes your brain bigger and faster, and the prefrontal cortex shows the largest training effect.” The research is conclusive that physical activity improves brain function and creates an ideal environment for kids to learn.
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Jordan D. Metzl, MD, states in his latest book The Exercise Cure that "Exercise promotes better blood flow around the body. Physical activity encourages growth and adaptation in the brain (particularly around memory). Exercise raises the levels of dopamine and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), two neurotransmitters responsible for growth and learning. By heightening the senses, improving mood and focus, and relieving tension, exercise creates an ideal environment for a child to learn. At that same time, exercise improves the building of new cells which directly accelerates learning in itself."
Mighty Kicks, as seen at http://www.mightykicks.com, incorporates the latest research from psychologists, neurologists and educations into its age-appropriate curriculum. In addition to the physical benefits of the sport, Mighty Kicks also models and teaches positive character traits proven to benefit kids on and off the field. A lasting impact is made when the role model instructors utilize this proven curriculum.
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Offering kid-friendly, educational soccer programs, Mighty Kicks is one of the fastest-growing sports franchises in the country.
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