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Recess is good

Recess is good

Why we should have longer recess



    I am currently in the ninth grade at fenn and I love it here. One thing that could be changed is our recess length. I think that recess should be longer because it is so short most of the time I only have time to quickly scarf down my food and then get to class. Some benefits of us having more time to run around increases memory, and concentration. ( physical-exercise-makes-your-brain-work-better) I also know that running around helps wake me up and gets me excited about what is going to happen next. Another reason is that recess is a chance to run around which burns off energy, and recess allows us time to talk to our friends which can improve your feelings of belonging, and purpose while giving you increased levels of happiness, reduced levels of stress, improved self-worth and confidence( -friendship-affects-your-physical-mental-health/).

    According to the guardian experiments have been done that prove that exercising improves your memory. One notable study from the University of California shows that just ten minutes of light exercise can greatly improve your memory. This works because the exercise stimulates brain activity which allowed the brain to discover new connections to the Hippocampus which is the part of the brain that controls memory. This would be very useful before class because then we can remember things for the test later on which will end up improving our grades. That is one reason why we should have a longer recess.


    Having time to talk to your friends Is very important because it can improve your mental health. This improves our mental health because it improves our sense of belonging, and purpose while giving us increased levels of happiness. I know that I am at my happiest when I am with my friends. Sometimes I feel that I don’t belong but when I am with my friends I realize that there are other people that like the same things that I do.


    Finally one thing that I love to do that I don’t have much time to do is playing music. I wish that I had more time to practice my saxophone because I really just have time to put it together, play a few notes and disassemble it. I personally think that music helps calm me down when I am stressed or under pressure. That is why I think we should have more time for recess.




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