Archive for November, 2012

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HEALTHY Armstrong, Incorporating Technology into Physical Education

In 2004 the state of Pennsylvania mandated all school districts to measure and track students Body Mass Indexes(BMI) and develop a Wellness Policy for students. Armstrong School District, located an hour north of Pittsburgh, has taken this initiative and created a coalition to address the problem of childhood obesity in Armstrong county. The coalition, called HEALTHY Armstrong, which is an acronym for Healthy Eating Active Lifestyles Together Helping Youth, has maintained excellent health in the district schools with 35% of the students BMI measurements above the 85th percentile in the nation. In December the school will be taking their physical More >

NYS AHPERD

New York Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference

Yesterday marked the first day for the 75th annual New York State AHPERD conference. The NYS AHPERD event, which is an acronym for the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, spans across four days and draws hundreds of physical education professionals from all across the state. The conference is designed to educate PE professionals with new models and methods of fitness to implement into their respective schools. As the world begins to turn their attention to the issues of obesity, innovation is occurring at the very same time. Innovation in the fitness industry will help tackle the problem. More >

7 Minutes of Physical Activity

7 minutes a day is all it takes, according to a new study published by University of Alberta medical researchers.   Children at a minimum need seven whole minutes of vigorous physical activity each and every day in order to stay healthy and fit.

With a sample size of over 600 children, researchers attached physical activity trackers to each child for a period of 7 days.  Monitoring activity, weight, and blood pressure, researchers found that 70% of the day children were in a sedentary state of physical activity.  23% of the day the children were in a period of light physical activity, More >

7 minutes a day is all it takes, according to a new study published by University of Alberta medical researchers.   Children at a minimum need seven whole minutes of vigorous physical activity each and every day in order to stay healthy and fit.

With a sample size of over 600 children, researchers attached physical activity trackers to each child for a period of 7 days.  Monitoring activity, weight, and blood pressure, researchers found that 70% of the day children were in a sedentary state of physical activity.  23% of the day the children were in a period of light physical More >