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Kids Exercise

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...

Kids' Lack Of Exercise, More Than Lying Around, Tied To Fat

Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents

Jan 16 (Reuters) - For children, time spent actually inactive - such as lying on the couch - appears to have less of an impact on how much body fa...

Small Business Unlocks Social Change at Schools

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Boulder Valley School District's Trip Tracker program is making walking, biking, busing and carpooling to school cool again.

Fifteen Minutes of Fun... And a Lot More; Now Is the Time to Get Ready to Bike to School

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Blumenthal

Riding my bike to school was one of the best things about fifth grade; I just didn't realize it then. As a 10-year-old, I wasn't thinking about how biking helped me stay thin and healthy, be more alert in class, or contribute to reduced road congestion and air pollution.

Team Up With Me: It's Time for Kids to Move

Ashley Robinson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ashley Robinson

When I was growing up, you couldn't get me to stay inside for anything. Now I come home and there isn't one single kid outside. They're heavier, and not as healthy or happy, and it's pretty clear to me why. These kids need to get up and move. Now.

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.

States Requiring PE, But Amount Varies

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More states are requiring physical education for elementary, middle and high school students, though few require kids to exercise f...

Childhood Obesity - Could Backyard Games Help?

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

Author Marlene Byrne is re-teaching kids the backyard and outdoor games that we played. She also alluded to the decrease of backyard play and the possible connection to childhood obesity.

Exercise Limits: Just 1 In 5 kids Live Near Parks

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Health officials say one reason so many American kids are overweight is that few have a nearby place to play and exercise. Only about...