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Just 1 In 4 US Kids Gets Enough Exercise

Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones Childhood obesity has gotten plenty of attention, but are behaviors that may prevent it really changing? A new report explored ...

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

Alabama Adopts New Physical Fitness Assessment For Students In Grades 2-12

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

In an effort to curb childhood obesity and promote health-related fitness, Alabama public schools have adopted the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment...

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.

Syracuse Elementary Schools Get Rid Of Recess

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

For Syracuse’s elementary school students, recess will no longer be part of the daily agenda, as the district’s master schedule for the new year m...

Let the Games Continue! In Our Own Backyards!

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Children are perpetual activity machines who benefit physically, socially and academically from running, jumping and somersaulting. Imagine how great it would be for all of us if we built on their strengths and interests and joined them in physical fun.

Health, By The Seat Of Our Pants

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If just standing more and sitting less can add years to life and life to years, then we owe a lot of ill health to the seats of our pants. The solution is for us each to incorporate strategies into our daily routines that allow us to get up and move about -- at least a little, at least intermittently.

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.

Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness?

Rae Pica | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

What many early childhood professionals don't realize is that the brain and the body are inseparable, especially for young children.