1. Exergaming as an Exciting Link to Promote Exercise in Youth

    Exergaming as an Exciting Link to Promote Exercise in Youth By Dan Lawler, PhD In a recent study done at the University of British Columbia, Heidi Godman reports in her article, “Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills”, that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in memory and learning.  Exercise helps memo…Read More

  2. Another Tool for the Educators’ Toolbox

    Our great Exergaming friend, Dan Lawler Ph.D. has written another piece of Exergaming. This blog focuses on the Exergaming industry starting to focus more of SPED programs in school districts. We think this is an exciting new direction to bring the industry in, read on and tell us what you think! Another Tool for the Educators’ Toolbox By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Schools, and especially teachers, provi…Read More

  3. The Power of Vision – Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

    Dan is great friend in the Exergaming world, he understands its value and pushes for people to see it. One of our more recent installations was at the Estes Park Middle School - their Exercise Learning Center, and Dan explains how it can to be and why. Click here to see our SmugMug photo gallery of the ELC, and click here to see our last blog on the location. The Power of Vision By Dan Lawler, P…Read More

  4. Exergaming: A Tool for Educational Challenges of ADHD

    By Dan Lawler, PhD “Schools can be an excruciating experience for kids with ADHD,” notes John Ratey, MD, of Harvard Medical School and author of SPARK:  The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.  It’s not that students with ADHD can’t focus, but that they can’t focus on command.  They are wired differently and working with that physiology can allow their potential for h…Read More

  5. BrainBike: Exercise for the Brain and the Body by Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

    Most oftenwellness programs focus on improving employee fitness levels along withemphasizing good nutrition.  Seldom isany specific attention given to retaining and improving the functions of thebrain. “A life-long commitment tostimulating brain activity contributes to quality of life, especially in thelater years. Exercises that promote brain health vary widely and include physicalactivities …Read More

  6. Makoto for Special Needs

    We always tell our customers that the products and solutions we provide serve more than just one population. In a school setting, a PE class, fitness class, special needs kids, and the sports teams can all get a tremendous benefit from the Exergame products.  The key is how they use them for each population. Below is a great article from a teacher in Naperville IL School District explaining how h…Read More

  7. BrainBike™ – An Innovative Brain and Fitness Option

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise 4 Learning     The NeuroActive BrainBike™ is an exercise bike that trains the body and brain for fitness. The BrainBike™ was engineered by Dr. Stephane Bergeron, MD, president of Brain Center America (BCA), and a team of international brain specialists. It is designed to improve user’s memory, concentration, multitasking, and a co…Read More

  8. Obesity and Exergaming: Changing the School Environment

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant   Obesity is a health crisis in the United States, as well as in many other countries around the world.   On average, an obese person in the U.S. will cost society over $6,000 a year in loss of productivity and medical treatment.  There are many experts and organizations in this country dedicated to changing this national trend, but, unfortunately,…Read More

  9. BrainBike® as Part of an ExerGaming® Lab

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise4Learning™ As an elementary principal one of the most exciting interventions I have ever experienced was the implementation of our Exergaming® lab.  Our school, not unlike many across America, had a minimal amount of minutes that students were receiving physical education.  As a community, because of financial reasons, we saw little opportunit…Read More

  10. ExerGaming® is a Key to Motivating Our Youth Toward Fitness

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise4Learning, LLP As an elementary principal for over 30 years, I have witnessed many strategies and techniques that influence student motivation to get fit.  Motivation, as we know, can be induced artificially - i.e. fear, candy, rewards, etc. - but the effects are temporary.  There is no substitute for the real thing - intrinsic motivation to part…Read More