John J Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Research Synthesizer, Speaker, and Author. He has published 60 peer reviewed articles on the topics of Aggression, Autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.
His message is that fitter children perform better at school and have a more disciplined approach to school life.
This is because exercise “turns on” the Prefrontal Cortex area of the brain that is so vital to learning.
Professor Ratey speaks at TEDEx Manhattan Beach (10:44 YouTube video)