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Kids who run one mile a day……..

What happens when kids run a mile each day is explained in this article.  The new program called the Daily Mile began in Scotland around 6 years ago and now it is in 3600 schools in 25 countries. On average it takes kids about 15 minutes to run the mile which helps them to meet [...]

By |2018-05-16T07:00:54+00:00May 14th, 2018|Announcement, Physical Activity|0 Comments

Physical Activity: What is it? Why is it so important?

 What is physical activity and why is it important?   Physical activity is any bodily exercise that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness.  We think of physical activity as burning energy or calories. For health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous intensity, according to the USDA. Some examples of [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:14+00:00September 8th, 2017|Featured Articles, Physical Activity|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Kit

The playground is an essential part of any school and every community. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer. The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility. “With the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Kit, you can [...]

Physical Activity Articles (Kids)

What does moderate to vigorous physical activity mean for kids?  Philly.com  by Rachel DeHaven, Physical Activity Specialist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Simply put, moderate and vigorous are terms to explain how hard your body is working when doing that particular activity. Exercise physiologists measure activity in metabolic equivalents or METS. One MET is defined as [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:17+00:00August 10th, 2016|Physical Activity, Resources|0 Comments

Brain Breaks: Basic and Supercharged

Purpose of Brain Breaks Well designed Brain Breaks accomplish three purposes: 1) they refresh students, 2) they refocus students for learning and 3) they re-energize students. Every teacher has experience the glazed look from students who basically need a break.  When kids get tired or bored, they tend to check out.  Once kids begin to [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:25+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Featured Articles, Physical Activity|0 Comments

Physical Activity and the Brain

Why Active Kids Make Better Learners Physical Activity and the Brain Infographic. FREE DOWNLOAD “Physical activity has dramatic effects on individuals’ physical mental health,” according to Charles Basch in his report, Healthier Students Make Better Learners. Put simply, educational outcomes are directly influenced by health. It is no surprise that students’ fitness levels [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:35+00:00September 8th, 2013|Featured Articles, Physical Activity|0 Comments

Physical activity : Making the case for kids moving more.

What is Physical Activity? Kids enjoying physical activity. Physical activity is any bodily exercise that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness. We think of physical activity as burning energy or calories. For health benefits, physical activity should be of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to the USDA. Some examples [...]

60 Alternatives to Withholding Recess

Withholding Recess is Prohibited in 44% of School Districts Given the value of recess in a student’s physical and social development and the need for periodic breaks from classroom instruction, withholding recess is prohibited in 44% of school districts across the nation.   Educators and administrators alike are examining the use of recess as punishment.  [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:39:09+00:00March 1st, 2013|Featured Articles, Physical Activity, Recess|0 Comments

Physical Activity At School: Get A Move On

Low Cost Solutions to Getting Kids Active at School  Monday-Friday By Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. Children six years and older need a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. So physical activity at school makes for a perfect opportunity to accomplish this.  Below you will find some great suggestions for getting children physically active [...]

The Benefits of Physical Activity in Schools

The benefits of Physical Activity in Schools Most classrooms have at least one impulsive child and in my experience, some classes have more than one. These impulsive children are frequently in trouble and display sincere regret for their actions... repeatedly. When teaching, I wondered, "Will they ever learn?" A new study suggests that a simple [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:13+00:00December 6th, 2012|Featured Articles, Physical Activity, Schools|1 Comment

Pedometers for Kids: Tracking Physical Activity

You can "count on" this tiny physical activity tool to keep track of your activity. According to the United States Surgeon General, “We have a health crisis affecting every city, state, community, and school across America. The crisis is obesity. It is the fastest growing cause of disease and death in America. However, it is [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:13+00:00December 6th, 2012|Physical Activity|0 Comments

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