Monday, December 31, 2012

Doctor's RX: More Recess!

This article from TIME does a fabulous job highlighting the importance of recess as a part of the school day.  While the physical benefits of recess are more obvious like reducing obesity and improving bone strength, recess also allows time for social development, problem solving, and creativity. 
 Read the article for more information!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Daily Fitness Tip: Dec. 27

Motivation turns into action which turns back into motivation!  One of my favorite things about a great workout is that is motivates me for the next.  If I go too many days without some type of physical activity it's really tough to get going again.  If I stay consistent with my workouts, it's a lot easier to hit the gym the next time.  So whether it's heading to the gym, going for a walk, or out on the playground, your regular routine can motivate you day in and day out!

CDC Reports Decline in Childhood Obesity

This week the CDC has reported that childhood obesity rates among the preschool age group (2-5yrs) has declined from 16.1% to 14.9%.  While that may not sound like much, its a start!  He's the article from the New York Times if you're interested in reading more!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Allergies, Obestiy, and Bullying

Interesting article from ABC about children's health issues and their influence on being bullied, just thought I would share!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Daily Fitness Tip: Dec.8

The higher percentage of body fat the greater risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. Physical activity decreases percent body fat in kids and adults. #getactivegethealthy