"A student who has daily physical activity will have a better chance at academic success,” said Georgia physical education teacher Teresa Wheeler. “One of my favorite quotes is, ‘Learn to play, play to learn.’”
Dialogue on playground design has been going on for decades. And while the larger trend in the U.S. has been toward durability and safety, all along there’s been an undercurrent advocating challenge and greater risk-taking opportunities, particularly in Europe, where laws limit liability.
Students, families and staff at more than 1,500 schools nationwide are basking in the glow of their participation in the Fire Up Your Feet 2014 Fall Activity Challenge, which aims to increase physical activity before, during and after school.
With no affordable gym options in the neighborhood, parents at a Concord elementary school have been meeting for Zumba in the cafeteria. Learn how Kaiser Permanente is supporting these low-cost and convenient classes that are helping community members get fit.
New research demonstrated that extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, affecting more than one in ten black teenage girls, hispanic teenage boys, and 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls.