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Physical Education

Edwin Moses: Helping Children Hurdle Physical Inactivity

Bruce Y. Lee | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Y. Lee

"Athletes can help to build awareness. Not just representing a retail manufacturer or fast food organization that pays them a lot of money to help them sell their products."

6 Vintage Photos That'll Transport You Back To Gym Class

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty

These days, gym classes are becoming a rarity in schools (along with art class, electives and extracurriculars). While the curriculum and quality coul...

Women, Fitness, and Body Image: Reshaping the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer McGaha

I would never have attempted this race if I had still been caught up in the language of my childhood, the narrow labels by which children learn to define themselves and by which those children, once grown, often continue to define themselves -- the slow reader, the inept athlete.

I Support Slashing Our Schools' Gym Class Budget

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I've been told by people involved in physical education that gym class has changed since when I was a kid in the 1980s. Now it's about individual achievement and exercise programs. It wasn't like that when I was a kid.

Sport For All Campaign Needed to Attack Health Crisis

Ken Reed | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The U.S. is considered a sports-mad country but what we're really crazy about is sitting on our couches watching elite athletes play sports on our HDTVs. It's time to get out and play the games ourselves. Tennis. Basketball. Volleyball. Soccer. Whatever the sport, it's time to participate instead of watching from the sidelines.

Dodgeball Has No Place in Our Schools

Ken Reed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

A top-notch physical education program is about meeting the needs of all students, not just the athletically inclined. It's about getting kids active today and excited about the lifetime benefits of health and wellness. It means emphasizing fitness and physical well-being, not team sports.

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Tax a Cola, Improve Life for San Francisco's Children

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home
Jeff Ritterman, MD

In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"

On College Athletics

Joseph Urgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

As an educator, nothing thrills me more than to see students expressing their knowledge in creative ways, performing or displaying their artistic craft or competing in an athletic contest for which they have spent hours in preparation.

Awkward Moments With Hugh Jackman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.07.2013 | Celebrity

An elephant never forgets, and apparently neither does Hugh Jackman. On the red (well, green to be precise) carpet at the Zurich Film Festival in ...

A Healthy Dose of Education

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

While childhood obesity increases, many of our youth have don't have enough opportunities to be physically active.

How Innovative Physical Education Programs Can Help Kids

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Physical education in the United States has come a long way since the one-size-fits...

Physical Education Trend Must Be Reversed

Ken Reed | Posted 10.31.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

It's mind-boggling that at a time when overweight and obesity levels are sky high among our young people, and physical activity levels are down, our schools are cutting physical education classes, recess and intramural sports programs.

Our Children's Health: A Focus on Physical Fitness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Food and exercise go hand and hand, both in need of alignment with one another for an overall healthy life. With a month left of summer there is still time to get outside, play, explore, and most importantly, have FUN!

Let's Move More Than Our Lips!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This time, let's prove we aren't all talk and no action. This time, let's demonstrate we aren't hypocrites. This time, let's prove we really are a nation of loving parents and grandparents, concerned and responsible adults. This time, let's move more than our lips.

Physical Education Should Become A Core School Subject, Recommends Report

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Reading, writing, arithmetic – and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities f...

What I'll Never Forget About My '70s Gym Class

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe the proper term is physical education, but in 1970s Chicago it was called gym class or simply gym.

The Real Madness of Sports Culture

Eliza Byard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

How is it possible that behavior that could lead to arrest in public is tolerated within the culture of sports? How is it that violently homophobic language is decried in school communities yet excused in the private world of teams?

The Rising Threat of Childhood Obesity

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

As the mother of a high school student, I know how hard it can be to get teenagers to reach for wholesome snacks instead of junk food. Yet I also believe that judicious government interventions can tweak our environment in ways that make it easier to eat healthier food and get out and move.

Study Highlights Secret Weapon To Save Kids From Stress

Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents

Getting your kids out on the soccer field or in the swimming pool may have more far-reaching benefits than just keeping them in good physical shape, a...

Hey, It's OK If You Hate Gym Class

Posted 03.03.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

Tackling Name Calling On The School Field (VIDEO)

Eliza Byard | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

Megan Rapinoe represents what is possible when LGBT athletes are supported and respected, but it's heartbreaking to think of the potential excellence still being wasted by fear, and the barriers that that fear poses to the health of students who would rather skip school than go to gym.

Majority Of States Have Loopholes That Let Kids Get Out Of Gym Class

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A report by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association has found that while nearly 75 percent of sta...