This NYT article claims, "The best way to improve children’s performance in the classroom may be to take them out of it." That's right, recess (especially if it's outdoors) may actually help kids learn better. And beyond recess, how about incorporating action and exercise right into math? NPR showed us what kind of "deskercise" these elementary school kids do in SC to keep mental sharpness.
And it turns out this stuff might work for us grown-ups, too. I heard this report on NPR on the benefits of "micro-exercise" - short, 10-minute breaks to keep your mind working efficiently throughout the day. Especially for us office workers who sit around in front of computers and in long meetings, this is a great reminder! If that's not enough, follow this stay-at-home-dad on twitter - he's posting hourly micro-exercise suggestions right on twitter.
Link: NYT: Recess