When kids take a few minutes to move around, it can actually give them more get-up-and-go, even if they're feeling sluggish. Exercise triggers the body to release chemicals that it uses as energy. Just a few minutes of movement can kick your kid's body into gear, recharging and re-energizing him.
Exercise helps kids become better learners, too. Studies have found that after a quick burst of activity, kids with attention problems scored better on math and reading tests.
Try to get your kids to be active before they settle down to do homework -- play basketball, ride bikes, or do some jumping jacks. It will help them focus and get to their daily exercise goal of 60 minutes.