Cyber Cycling May Benefit Students with Behavioral Problems
Here’s an interesting story coming out of CBS Boston. A few boys in a therapeutic day school for children with behavioral and emotional disabilities participated in a study that found exercise on virtual reality stationary bikes improved how children with behavioral disorders act in class.
There was about a 70% drop in disruptive behavior in the classroom. The program included two 20 minute riding sessions each week. Researchers said only 10 to 15 minutes of exercise are needed to see results. They saw the biggest results on days the students were on bikes.