Why is movement important?

"The more closely we consider the elaborate interplay of brain and body, the more clearly one compelling theme emerges; movement is essential to learning. Movement awakens and activates many of our mental capacities. Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks."

              Excerpt from: Smart Moves, by Carla Hannaford- " Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. Neurophysiologist and educator."