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World Champion Sprinter Tyson Gay Joins Educators And The Century Council To Promote The Benefits Of Staying Active In School

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking"

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research from Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratey shows that for a person's brain to function at its peak; the body needs to move. Dr. Ratey is not alone, as a growing pool of research has also shown a correlation between exercise and academics, including better performance on standardized test scores and higher GPAs. Today, World Champion Sprinter Tyson Gay, The Century Council, and The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) all joined forces to promote physical activity in school. 

As an ambassador for The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn : Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Gay spoke to 150 physical education students from Turner Elementary, Johnson Middle and Ballou High Schools at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C. in celebration of the second annual Let's Move in School Showcase. The showcase is part of an initiative dedicated to helping students meet the nationally recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity, through incorporating active play during both traditional academic classes and physical education class. During the event, students traveled to multiple stations, all of which promoted physical activity throughout the school day.

"I always tell students they need to make the right decisions at an early age," Gay said. "As an athlete, I've worked hard to get where I am today and know that if I made poor decisions as a kid I may not be where I am.  All of these kids can be successful, whether it's in their community, through academics or in their sport. Today, I really want to remind them that to be successful they need to stand strong for what they believe in, avoid poor decisions, and say no to underage drinking."

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