Monthly Archives: June 2014

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GETTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH/WELLNESS RADAR

I received an invitation to attend a workshop addressing the mental health of K-12 students tri-sponsored by the local school district, county public health department, and a university teaching preparation program (all located in a prominent west coast city).
The beautiful flyer described the breakout sessions—bullying and cyberbullying, suicide prevention, lgbtq students, depression, […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

BASKETBALL BANNED

March with its NCAA ‘madness’ is usually prime basketball time, but it ran hot during the widely-viewed NBA playoffs and hard to avoid coverage of the LA Clipper’s owner/soon-to-be-ex-owner situation.

Perhaps a coincidence, basketball is also a topic-du-jour at several urban elementary schools of a prominent west coast city, where teachers have […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

If we build it they will come – IF WE GROW IT THEY WILL EAT IT

The numbers are in folks and the news is good:
a) in schools where it is offered, students eat more fruits and vegetables
b) healthy snacks sell just as well if not better than unhealthy snacks at schools
c) schools that abide by strong nutrition standards are aiding the fight against childhood obesity

a + b […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

THE OTHER 15 HOURS OF THE DAY…

Did you get your daily workout done? Excellent! Now what other physical activity have you done today?

Going to the gym contributes to your active lifestyle, but alone doesn’t mean you live actively.
Just a reminder that a physically active lifestyle means physical activity is a feature of it. Said otherwise, […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

WE ARE FAT…BUT IT’S CORRECTABLE!

It’s official: the world is fat, fatness is now a greater health challenge than hunger, and playing the lead role is none other than the US. Statistically, we are the fattest nation of our fat world. Great. Not a world ranking we want.

Step one to addressing a problem is admitting it […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments