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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

NYC Parents Angry After School Cuts Gym Class

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Brooklyn’s PS 224 are angry that their children have gone without gym class since the begin...

The Kids Are Outside (Alright!): The Importance of Physical Education to a Mom

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The Wii, the iPod, the iPad, the laptop, Cartoon Network... I couldn't be happier that school finally started and their school stresses a curriculum of physical education three times per week.

POLL: What Was Your Least Favorite Subject In School?

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

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45 Minutes Of This Can Help Your Kids Do Better In School

Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

The health benefits of physical activity go without saying, and research continues to show that even small amounts can help. For African-American chil...

Table Talk: Cutting Physical Education

Posted 07.20.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: A recent study of American physical education policy revealed some ...

Study: Physical Education Programs Lacking In Most States

Posted 06.18.2014 | Education

Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Ge...

In Support of the Whole Child

Sean Slade | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.

Dear Coach Westmoreland: A Thank You Letter to All Teachers

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Ben Kerschberg

You saw in me an inner strength that I myself would not see for years to come, and your encouragement provided a fundamental piece of the foundation upon which I continue to learn and grow as a person.

National Public Health Week 2012: Toward a Healthier Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This National Public Health Week is a great time to begin moving toward a more active lifestyle. Social responsibility with programs like the National Plan for Physical Activity and the Let's Move Campaign are critical to improving public health.

A Whole Child Petition

Sean Slade | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

What is a whole child approach to education? It is an education that enhances learning by addressing each student's social, emotional, physical, and a...

Low-Income Schools Less Likely To Have Daily Recess

| Sandy Slater | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Sandy Slater, Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Adminis...

State Lawmaker Proposes Axing Gym Class Requirement

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate a requirement that the state's 6th through 8th graders must take one semester of physical educat...

Chicago Schools Given More Than Two Years To Come Up With Physical Education Program

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Although Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have come to an agreement about lengthening the school day that will halt expansion of ...

Be a Real-Life Hercules -- Stand Up for Kids' Health

Kevin Sorbo | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Kevin Sorbo

Superheroes. They're everywhere these days. And while watching Captain America can certainly raise your heart rate, wouldn't it be something if those watching would be inspired to get their heart rates up while exercising instead?

Why Kids Need "Gym Class"

Rae Pica | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

For many children, physical education class is their only opportunity to learn about the relationships among exercise, nutrition, and health.

Why All Schools Should Require More P.E.

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Darell Hammond

Government funding is largely a matter of priority, and by passing the bill, McDonnell would have demonstrated to the people of Virginia that the state is serious about children's health.

Easy Reader: Philip Roth's Nemesis an Instant Classic

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.

WATCH: Russian Official Fired For Forcing Boys To Kiss His Feet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Russian official has been fired after a video of him forcing a group of teenage boys to kiss his feet during a fitness routine surfaced recently on ...

Smoking, Seatbelts, and Running: Change is Possible

Mary Wittenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Wittenberg

Combating childhood obesity is this generation's war, and it will require solutions at every level. This is a moment to move beyond the rhetoric, and truly get our kids moving -- and running.

Ivy League School Offers Tree Climbing Class

Mark Holton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Holton

We are not simply climbing hand over hand into trees and swinging around in the breeze. We use harnesses, helmets, ropes, carabiners and ascenders. Think "arborist" without the chainsaws.