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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, tobacco prevention, [...]

By |2014-06-29T18:28:23+00:00June 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 banned it from [...]

By |2014-06-20T23:41:44+00:00June 20th, 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, past the hour you [...]

By |2014-06-13T23:49:18+00:00June 13th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPORT YANKED

HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPORT YANKED Here’s a question – why in the name of serving the public good would politicians bandwagon opposition to a SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SUCCESSFUL initiative that aids the well-being of kids? Regardless of the side of the aisle in which you align, the well-being of our kids SEEMS to be a fundamental [...]

By |2014-05-30T20:26:04+00:00May 30th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

REPURPOSE YOUR COOL DOWN

Recent research suggests a post-exercise cool down has scant effect on preventing muscle soreness. The take away message -- don’t bother cooling down -- is outrageous if not sacrilegious to many of us, after all, common sense correctly tells us to not end exercise abruptly. But of the take away to this emerging science, lets [...]

By |2014-05-16T17:56:45+00:00May 16th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – It’s the simple things

Headline: Obesity rates are lower for cities in which more residents walk or bike to work than cities whose residents use less active transport. While this is no surprise to anyone hip to obesity’s relationship with exercise (but the more correlation-strengthening data the merrier), it reinforces the notion that physical activity-preventing obesity doesn’t have to [...]

By |2014-05-03T19:16:08+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments